Top positive review
Another great and entertaining mystery.
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2012
When the book starts up you meet Belinda who has recently moved to Atlanta and who has recently joined a carpool with three other women from her office. Part of the reason the women carpool together is because they live outside of the perimeter of the city and traffic is usually a nightmare trying to drive into work. She's been able to join the carpool because a woman that was once a part of it died a few months before from an accident involving an elevator at work. During the drive all of the women like listening to a particular radio station because the man who does the traffic report has quite a sexy voice. In fact he ends up reporting the very accident Belinda gets herself into when she runs into the back of the police car in front of her. From there she meets the very handsome cop who is quite irritated and she ends up with three tickets from the adventure that morning and ends up missing a very important meeting she was supposed to have been in that morning.
When she ends up having a very public argument with her boss that really should have gotten her fired, instead the woman promises her a job promotion which would be giving her quite a hefty raise which is unusual in the economy. She keeps that news to herself meanwhile all the while continuing to go on her carpool as usual as well as some concerns about some of the numbers that don't ad up quite as well as they should on some financial papers. The dreaded employee evaluations are coming up and everyone's nervous. Belinda goes into her evaluation and things pretty much go about as well as she hoped. She's not sure how much longer she can keep it from everyone but she has two weeks to think about it as Margo is finally going on that vacation to Hawaii that had previously been postponed.
After getting her car back from being repaired Belinda is incredibly shocked to discover something shocking in the trunk. The rest of the story is solving the mystery of what's found in her trunk and whether it has anything to do with what happened to the last person that had her position in the company. Meanwhile she finds herself with the potential for romance with the cop and the air traffic reporter.
A subplot of the book is concerning what is actually in an envelope that she receives from her husband who after the ceremony couldn't bring himself to sign the marriage certificate. Part of the reason why she moved to Atlanta to get away from her failed marriage back home and give herself a chance for a fresh start. Throughout the course of the book we find her picking up the envelope and your curiousity builds about what exactly is contained inside. You do get an answer to that question at the very end of the book in a special epilogue.