One Dangerous Lady

Facts:
Date finished: 8-22-08
Author: Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Category: Thriller
Published: 2005
Pages: 359
Rating: 2.5/5

Basic Plot:
It should be a lovely time celebrating the wedding of a friend’s daughter, but personality clashes, horrible weather and a missing man conspire to make the wedding of the decade for all the wrong reasons. And as Jo Slater is forced to rub shoulders with the missing man’s not-so-mournful wife in New York’s high society, Jo becomes increasingly convinced that Russell Cole isn’t just missing. He’s likely dead. Jo finds herself under threat as she seeks to uncover the truth about the missing Russell while hiding her own secrets.

My assessment:
OK, in my defense, I picked this up on the dollar table at Borders. I had no idea it was part of a series and thought I was just getting a (hopefully) decent mystery. Although the cover kind of screams chick lit.

To be honest, it wasn’t really either. Yes there was a bit of mystery, but most of it for me was in wondering what Jo was hiding (it’s slowly revealed, although I’m not sure if it was part of the first story in the series). I never had any empathy or sympathy or anyathy for these people. They just weren’t very relatable to me, although they have issues and problems just like the rest of us despite the fact that they have more zeros in their bank accounts than the national debt. I just never cared much what happened to them. I really probably shouldn’t have forced myself to finish the book.

The action picks up toward the end and I was a little curious as to what exactly had happened to poor Russell, but I think I could probably have survived just fine without ever finding out. Oh well.

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