Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review of "Desperate Measures" by Sandra Orchard

Book three in the Port Aster Secrets series, amateur sleuth Kate Adams and her now boyfriend Detective Tom Parker may finally resolve the truth about the mystery (miracle?) plant and get to the bottom of who is at the root of all the trouble.

Kate was a somewhat frustrating heroine for me, as she continually refused to trust Tom, trying to do everything on her own. Many of the challenges she faces are a direct result of her own doing and it was difficult to be sympathetic. Unfortunately, I became annoyed when she did this ONE MORE TIME (and another...and another...) Additionally, it seemed that the major player's speculations on who the bad guys are and how to solve this mystery rarely pan out - the characters don't seem especially savvy considering their intelligence level and occupations, and I found it hard to want to root for them. They repeatedly exercised poor judgment (and this was a regular occurrence throughout the series.)

To sum up, I feel very little about this book. I didn't love it, and I didn't hate it. As always I will suggest that you read it for yourself and make your own decision!

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

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