OMG it’s so hard to stay focused! I am really enjoying both Weird Sisters and From Cape Town with Love. Blair Underwood writes one hell of a steamy mystery. its the third (I think) in a series of Tennyson Hardwick novels. Tennyson is a private detective that is the main character and boy is he spicy. There is a steaming hot sex scene before we even get to the inciting incident. He also makes a tremendous error that will have you saying, “oh, no he didn’t!” and telling your friends about it. It’s that unbelievable. I had this horrible feeling that I’d spoiled the ending for myself. I’d dropped the book, picked it up and accidentally read something towards the end that seemed to spoil the main mystery in the story. however, as I read more tonight I realized that if I spoiled one mystery it doesn’t matter because there are at least three mysteries woven into the plot. Wow.
The Weird Sisters is great. The narrator is not one but all three sisters. It almost reads as if an omniscient fourth sister is telling the story in third person. Get this: there is no fourth sister. The personal pronoun most often used is “our” when referring to things the sisters owned together (their parents, their home etc) and there is never an “I” used except in dialog. Sometimes, I hear three voices in my head in unison as I read. The physical characteristic of each characters isn’t greatly described (beyond their long brown hair and their clothing style) which I like. It makes me feel like I could be any of the sisters or any of them could be my sister. I’ll be honest though, I read the character of Rose as Kate Winslet and Bean as Rachel Weisz and Cordelia as Anne Hathaway. Those are just the face I immediately saw as soon as the narrator began to tell each story. And that was long before the description of the long brown hair. It’s beautifully written and engaging, which is a good sign because I’m only about sixty pages in so you know the rest of the book will be fabulous. I’m excited to see where it goes.
Having abandoned the dishes and my husband I leave you now to head back to the books.