Chocolate Can Kill

Chocolate Can Kill Chocolate always makes things better or so Emily Harris believes until even a dozen boxes of her favorite chocolates can t put her world back together Returning home from a trip to New Orleans she i

  • Title: Chocolate Can Kill
  • Author: Annie Acorn
  • ISBN: 2940014015103
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Nook
  • Chocolate always makes things better, or so Emily Harris believes until even a dozen boxes of her favorite chocolates can t put her world back together Returning home from a trip to New Orleans, she is pushed down the airport s arrival escalator, and despite evidence to the contrary, she believes the push was deliberate If this weren t enough her lawyer husband begins toChocolate always makes things better, or so Emily Harris believes until even a dozen boxes of her favorite chocolates can t put her world back together Returning home from a trip to New Orleans, she is pushed down the airport s arrival escalator, and despite evidence to the contrary, she believes the push was deliberate If this weren t enough her lawyer husband begins to act strangely, her oldest son brings a tramp home as his girlfriend, and two friends are murdered Simple sayings from her childhood thread their way through her thoughts as she struggles to identify the common denominator, even as she is confined to her home, munching on chocolates Filled with the warm southern ambience and gentle humor that author, Annie Acorn, has made famous, you won t want to miss this cliffhanger

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    1. Characterization seemed irratic. The little interludes from the killer's point of view was just intrusive, and not well done. I didn't find the characters very believable, quite frankly, and didn't enjoy the inner dialogue of the characters really. I thought it all to be quite odd, and honestly thought the setup was lame - I mean, pushed down an escalator? Maybe since I don't read many mysteries, this one seemed simplistic and tooite. IDK. So Emily's constant monologue on the whole thing (I was [...]

    2. I actually finished this book a few weeks ago but am just writing my review. I love a good cozy mystery and Annie Acorn delivers with "Chocolate Can Kill." Solid writing, likeable characters and enough chocolate references to satisfy my sweet cravings. Emily Harris is a sweet character with an underlying layer of grit and strength. I really liked this character and it was fun watching her wind her way through the mystery that begins with poor Emily getting pushed down the arrival escalator at th [...]

    3. HORRIBLE!!! NO stars for this one - it was BEYOND not liking. Clunky, disjointed writing, terrible formatting, despicable editing! There was way, way, way, way, (getting the picture?) way! too many characters, WITH descriptive paragraphs, and far too many pronouns! What disheartens me the most is that the author bio states this is a well known writer creating this series under a pen name! No wonder they're hiding - this was an abysmal effort for anyone not in a creative writing 101 class! In fac [...]

    4. This book starts out a little slow. I wasn't sure I was going to like it and several times contemplated putting it away but I got involved with the story and held on until the end. I still wouldn't say this was a great book for me. Perhaps it's a little more gritty and "real" than I like my books. The main character was very insecure and paranoid which made me a little impatient. The author quite skillfully wove insinuation and doubts into the story to give some credence to the main character's [...]

    5. I was a bit disappointed by the way this book started off - I found it a bit stilted. It did pick up pace, ease and complexity towards the middle though. I confess I found myself getting quite irritated with 'old uncle Reuben' and his wise sayings! He is a minor part of the story though.The conclusion had energy and action, but I found that I was left a little unconvinced by who did it: not quite the same 'Ah - now it all makes sense' feeling as when you read (for example) and Agatha Christie.

    6. Having read the other reviews for this book, I have to agree that the inner dialogue of sometimes unidentified characters was confusing. I assume an atmosphere of unknown menace was being created and I must say that it was. Emily's role as sitting duck with other characters referring to but not not explaining their secrets was frustrating. However, death by expensive chocolates---say it is not so!

    7. I wouldn't recommend wasting time with this one. It's poorly written, has grammar problems (one of my pet peeves) that editing should have caught. Her attempt to suggest motives to nearly all characters was thinly drafted. Also annoying, was her tendency to throw in an action or event later in the story to fill in a pertinent detail--as though she realized, "Uh oh, I need to explain that. I'll stick it in here," which made the story line disjointed.

    8. Emily Harris is pushed down an escalator at the airport, an event that starts an investigation into a series of accidents occurring to the partner's wives. Then one wife dies after she is given a box of chocolates meant for Emily, and the investigation changes focus onto Emily's work! Good but e-book pagination is a mess1414 pagest!

    9. This book drags on and on and on and on. So much that I lost interest in the characters and the story. Since putting this book down, and not picking it back up to finish, I decided not to select other books by this author. I might add, there are very few books I do not finish.

    10. this was painful to read, dry dull and jumbled. The reader fighting to keep track of the story and the characters. After trying for the first seven chapters, I had to give it up and go straight for the epilogue. The title catches your eye but the story is lost.

    11. This book was a bit different to the type i normally read and i did find the begginning and the end very long and drawn out, but i enjoyed the middle, and the storyline was a good one, i will read more Annie Acornxx

    12. It jumps around too much. It was difficult to keep track of who was speaking and parts just go on and on until i caught myself skimming for something interesting. By the time I found out who done it, I really didn't care.

    13. Well I read the whole thing and it wasn't a short book, so I can't say it was horrible. But I will say I was sort of desperate for a book to read and it was only $.99, so that's about as far as I'll go for redeeming qualities.

    14. I was surprised at some of the extremely harsh reviews on this book. I thought it was quite enjoyable and everything I expected from the title. It was a light, easy to read mystery.

    15. Love this story, really gripping. The ending was a little forced, but still excellent book, story, character and plot!

    16. Didn't leave a lasting impression with me. The characters were somewhat interesting. Slow through some parts. Took me some time to figure things out.

    17. Another mystery for free for my Nook from BookBub. It was interesting, somewhat repetitive at times, but it kept my interest.

    18. Enjoyed the characters and the setting. I read it quickly because I was intrigued and wanted to know who did it!

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