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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 17, 2021
This author is usually one of my go to for a great book. Not so much this time around. Not sure if the audio version impacted my negative feelings towards the characters, but it certainly didn't help. The "voices" were wrong. The male voice sounded like a grizzly older man. Not a bad voice, just not all like the character. The accents (Boston and Southern) of the sisters were neither good not understandable at times. But the problem with the writing for me was in the characters themselves. The sisters were not completely likable. Avery came off as spoiled and selfish. Who would come into another person's home and rearrange things? I understand it was used to forward the plot, but it didn't add anything. It just reinforced Avery's self righteous attitude. I think the author, in effort to create a character that was strong willed created a character that came off as unkind, curt, and rude. We are supposed to overlook these flaws the same way Jordan does and chalk it up to an unfortunate past. I didn't love Jordan sometimes either, but mostly when she was interacting with Avery, so I'm not sure if one or both were the problem.
This book also had a lot more telling than showing and the culprit was easy to spot. An obvious suspect upon first introduction but solidified by the second. This was just not work up to this author's past standard. I may have just skimmed to the end to see if I was right if I didn't already enjoy other books by this author. Hoping this was just a fluke and I can look forward to better work from this author.