Through the Grinder
4 journalers for this copy...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Welcome to BookCrossing! Thank you for accepting this travelling book. I'd be delighted if you'd make a journal entry here on Bookcrossing saying that the book is now safe in your hands. You may do this anonymously if you prefer. After reading the book, please journal your thoughts about it. You make then keep this book or pass it along for someone else to enjoy. Should you choose to join BookCrossing at any time (free with no strings), kindly name Joanthro, who donated this book to the Gaithersburg Book Festival, as your referring person. In the meantime, Happy Bookcrossing!
I'm enjoying the characters as well. In this one, Clare's found a new love with an engineer/architect. But her ex-husband, Matteo comes back to town as well. Lots to keep her occupied here ;)
Thanks for sharing this, Joanthro. This is reserved for a cozy mystery bookbox coming my way soon.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
The mystery aspect was well done, with a nice amount of suspense and good enough clues to let the reader get to the answer before Clare, but still go on guessing about how Clare would get there. There was one red herring jigsaw piece that I tried to fit in and couldn't, but that is okay by me. I like the recurring characters in this series and was surprised to find myself actually liking even the cheating rat-bastard ex-husband Matteo by the end, since he proved to be a good father and a character capable of growth. I also really enjoyed the information on coffee beans and blends and recipes and such, despite the fact that I have never tasted coffee and never will (it's against my religion), because it was presented in an interesting way and as a natural part of the story-telling.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control." -- Paul Auster
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