Died to Match
When her relationship with FBI agent Dutch Rivers skids to a halt, Abby Cooper is fully aware that a wedding isn’t the best post-breakup scenario. But when a friend from the Mile High City finds herself short one bridesmaid, it doesn’t take a professional psychic to see the opportunity for a much-needed getaway.
High altitudes can be healing, and Abby reunites with friends—especially her childhood crush Duffy McGinnis, now town sheriff…not to mention tall, dark, and yummy. But Abby needs more than a shoulder to cry on. One bridesmaid after the next is mysteriously flying the coop, and Abby’s intuition tells her their final destinations aren’t pretty.
With the wedding party falling apart and her gift of sight never quite so foggy, Abby has to save the date—and herself from becoming the next taffeta-clad target….
Recovering from a devastating break-up with her FBI agent boyfriend, Dutch Rivers, Abby decides to take a much needed vacation by volunteering to sub for her friend’s errant bridesmaid. But when her childhood crush asks for her help with the mystery of the missing bridesmaid, Abby finds herself in much deeper than she anticipated, and bridesmaids seem to be disappearing one by one. With evidence pointing to the fiance of her friend, Abby is even more determined to help solve the case.
Abby really is a great gal. But sometimes she jumps head first into decisions without taking the time to examine all angles or thinking them through. And sometimes she ignores or disregards her psychic inklings only to reap nasty consequences later. She does this way too much for my liking. You would think after the third or so time she would know that her inklings should not be ignored because it usually means danger for her or someone she loves. But otherwise she’s still just as lovable, quirky, and kind as she was in previous books.
The actual mystery of this book was pretty interesting as it involved characters and circumstances that continuously kept me guessing and throwing me off the path. The clues and evidence was timed nicely, and I like how everything tied together. While I enjoyed the mystery and the outcome, I was a bit disappointed in WHY it all occurred. I guess I was just hoping for a more in depth explanation and some more background on the perpetrator and their motivations behind it all. The why of it all just wasn’t very exciting but I at least enjoyed the journey in getting to the conclusion.
Overall, this was a decent book. The mystery and the story was enjoyable and Abby is a joy to read about. Although she can be infuriating at times, I still think she’s a great character. Though I liked the novel, I will admit to not being into this one as much as the previous books in this series. I will, however, be continuing with this series in hopes that it will regain it’s previous momentum.
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