Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Second Mystery Read-A-Thon: Third Update

I finished my second book, Best Intentions by Emily Listfield, 348 pages, for The Second Mystery Read-A-thon.

As I said before, I found it slow. And I don't see it as mystery novel at all. Relationship yes, mystery, no way.

A murder is committed and the identity of the murderer is a foregone conclusion. It definitely doesn't qualify as a engrossing whodunnit. I will write more on my review post.

Coming back, I have finished two books:

Kill for Me by Karen Rose. Pages 416

Best Intentions by Emily Listfield. Pages 338

I have already started the third one:

Prince Rupert's Teardrops by Lisa Glass. I have read 70/217 pages. I am not sure if I am going to finish it today but I don't think that matters.


kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I read "Best intentions" too and I agree. The mystery arrives pretty late in the book, so it's more of a cross between women fiction and mystery. I still liked it, but it can be disappointing when you're waiting for a typical mystery read!

Kristen M. said...

Congrats on winning a book! I am seeing Best Intentions around a lot lately but I'm not sure if I want to read it.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I didn't even know there was a Mystery Read-a-Thon going on - where have I been?!? It sounds like you had fun with it!

I don't read a lot of mysteries, so the murderer wasn't obvious to me (in BEST INTENTIONS). I didn't like any of the characters, and thought it could have been any of them.