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Author: Sheila Connolly
Meg in the midst of her first apple harvest season when she comes home to find her mother unexpectedly sitting on her doorstep. Then the greater surprise is that her mother was visiting an old friend who has since turned up murdered in an usual location.
What I liked most about this book in the series was Meg's interactions with her mother. Their relationship evolves as a result of what is happening. And they have some really interesting conversations and moments.
I also enjoyed Meg's adaptation to physical work and her changing perspectives on her life.
My only frustration with the book was that I felt the mystery portion didnt do enough for me. There really weren't enough viable suspects or red herrings as I normally enjoy. But a strong story nonetheless and worth the read.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Even though we knew it was coming, the claims that her Caylee died accidently by drowning would have not been as bad as that she added the molestation charges against her dad and brother as well. AND that she says he dad made her lie to cover it all up. Which doesnt even make sense. Why would he and Cindy have reported the car and that Caylee was missing then.
And how does a grieving mother whose baby has died go partying and living it up without a care in the world?
We are to believe that her father's power over her was that all-emcompassing? PLEASE.....
Then they throw in the conspiracy with the meter reader who found the body? WHAT? How in the world does he jump into the conspiracy and why?
Then of course, the lies. The fake job, Zanny the non-existent nanny. That she was conducting her own investigation? Like anyone could believe that? And you investigate by parties and sex? Again - PLEASE...
And then yesterday, they refute the expert Body Farm testimony regarding decomp fluids in the trunk. Saying it was from raw hamburger or raw chicken? WHAT? Originally she said it was rotten pizza. Her story changes by the minute to suit her needs only by now how can anyone believe a word she says?
So it comes down to reasonable doubt. The defense seems to be throwing out as many possiblities as possibel hoping that one will stick enough to create the reasonable doubt. Of course, nothign I have heard so far has even come close to "reasonable" doubt. Just ludicrousness. The sad thing is that FL taxpayers have to finance all this.
So one wonders, what is next in Baez's magic hat of BS?