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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 23, 2022
I reviewed this book once before and Amazon refused to post it saying it violated their guidelines some how. The book is clearly Charlaine’s first book before finding her voice and the characters are flat and boring. The story itself is ok but not edge of your seat. As a fan of her later works, you can tell she was still finding her voice and for that reason the book is interesting to see her progression as a writer. NOW, what I said in my previous review is that the book’s lead character found humor in calling groups of people racist and derogatory names and that it was perhaps indicative of the author’s upbringing in a state that harbors such sentiment. Amazon felt the need to deny my review because I DARED call that out. I will continue to post a review because my review is not as offensive as the passage in the book. As it stands though, the book can be boring in places and the characters aren’t as richly developed as is her trademark in her later works. All in all, I’d pass on this.