Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review: DEATH BY DIDGERIDOO by Barbara Venkataraman

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

My thoughts: First off, what is a DIDGERIDOO? Can’t even pronounce it.

Still, the fact that it starts off with a dead musician named Spike was alluring enough.

The story is told in the POV of Jamie Quinn, a notorious insomniac with a witty spunk and a no-nonsense personality. Things get a little shaken up when her cousin gets arrested and she’s called to the rescue (after all, she’s a lawyer right…although not a criminal lawyer.)  What I liked best about Jamie was that even though she didn’t know what she was doing, she, at least, for the sake of everyone else, pretended she did.

For Jamie, this is not just a “who-done-it” mystery; it’s a case to clear her cousin of murder. She must go back, retracing every tiny step, investigating every possible suspect (a few too many, I think) until she got the answer. I kind of lost track of who was who on the suspect list, and it didn’t exactly boil down to a grand finale. It was an okay ride.  

A quick read for a rainy day.

My rating: 3 stars

No comments:

Post a Comment