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on May 01, 2013 :
Lena has a problem. Not that she’s a widow – she’s beginning to come to terms with that. Just. She’s accepted that her late husband shouldn’t have been playing golf on the upper floors of a half-built building with an open drop to a river below – just asking for trouble if you overbalance when playing a shot. She’s philosophical about where she is going to find the money to pay her next utility bill. What she really can’t face is putting her husband’s ashes in some hollow golf balls, and going out to play a last game with him.
In order to avoid fulfilling her husband’s last wish, Lena gets involved in investigating the mysterious death of her next door neighbour. Of course, it isn’t mysterious according to the police – the neighbour was allergic to nuts and died after eating a walnut brownie. Lena doesn’t believe it.
It’s refreshing to find a book that features no less than four really great women: Lena’s twelve year old niece, Val, Lena and her best friend, Suzette, and Lena’s grandmother, Mimi, known as Granimi. Proactive, capable, assertive women all, and all very individually drawn. The men are equally convincing. If I have any complaint about the book, it is that the banter between the women sometimes takes over and detracts from the mystery – but with dialogue and characters as great as this, that’s not much of a sacrifice.
Read it and giggle all night.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 29, 2011 :
Please hurry & write another book about Lena, Grimini,& Val. I really hated for the book to end because I loved the characters so much. The storyline was pretty good too. ;o)
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on July 17, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are fresh as is the entire tone of the setting...up to date and familiar. I took my time with it as it was fun to imagine scenes from the book and how they might play out in the coming pages to be read the following day. It's an all around fun read!
(reviewed long after purchase)