Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Truly, Madly, by Heather Webber
The premise: Thanks to Cupid, the Valentine family has the ability to see people's auras and use them to run a successful matchmaking business. Lucy, a member of the youngest generation, lost her ability to see auras because of an electrical surge, but now can find lost objects by touching the person to whom they belong. When the Valentine parents leave the country, Lucy must take over the family business temporarily, and find a way to use her personal gift to help people. The book starts bright, inventive, and fun, then gets bogged down mid-stream with endless repetition and teeth gnashing. Happily it perks up in the final third, brings everything to a satisfying conclusion, and leads into the next book.