Meet Molly Sutton, 38 years old and out of work, who moves to a village in France to recover from the end of her marriage. She's looking for peace, beautiful gardens, and pastry - a slower, safer life than the one she'd been living outside of Boston. But you know what they say about the best intentions....
Molly has barely gotten over jet-lag before she hears about a local student's disappearance. In between getting her old ramshackle house in order and reveling in French food, Molly ends up embroiled in the case, along with the gendarmes of Castillac. And unlike the Nancy Drews she loved as a child, this mystery stirs up emotions she thought had been put to rest...and terrifies the residents of her beloved village.
©2015 Nell Goddin (P)2015 Nell Goddin
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"Decent murder mystery."
Not to shabby, a good easy listen. I think I bought on a 2 for 1 sale.
"A bit slow"
no, she describes food constantly
more depth in main character
no, she lives in a small village...it doesn't seem set up for that
No, I was underwhelmed by this book and the story. Quite repetitive.
It was okay.
"Simple writing, light plot, calories-free littérature."
It's a simple story. The characters are bland. There isn't any real plot. It's not an offensive book but there isn't much to grab this auditor through anymore books in this series or by this author.
In two words: a diet book.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the quality of writing in the book, as well as the narration. Both well done!
This book started of f very slow and did not improve. The writer spent too much time on Molly worrying about getting used to living in France than on her actually investigating the mystery. Then, all of a sudden, she puts all of the clues together and solves the murder. I didn't enjoy this book and I won't read another in this series.
I really enjoyed this book I could have done without some of the French words they just seemed a little forced and didn't do anything for the story, yes, she was in France, but enough already. the characters fit the story, and it went pretty smoothly, a nice little murder mystery that I would recommend.
A narrator with a decent French accent.
Having a narrator with a terrible French accent is one thing if she is speaking for a character with a terrible French accent. But when she uses it for a character who is meant to be a native French speaker, it is absolutely unacceptable.
Molly's fake boobs.
I love books in series and was disappointed to get a first in a series book that I have no interest in following up.
"Get past the narration"
If you can get past the illogical narration, with poor French pronunciation and the inexplicable placement of French accents in the narration, the story is somewhat interesting. Divorcee moves to France on a whim, buys an old house that she converts to gite, gets to know the locals, and helps solve a string of murders. OK summer read. Nothing more.
"Ok story, awful narration"
The story takes place in France. Perhaps a narrator who is able to pronounce words and names in French would have been more appropriate. I found myself so annoyed with the pronunciation errors that it detracted from the story. Even with a good narrator, the story itself was simply ok. It is a fairly simple whodunnits without depth. I need to stop taking the two-for-one credit offers, since there seems to be a theme of humdrum story & poor narration among the offered titles...this one being one of them.
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