Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Under the Skin, by Vicki Lane
This is the sixth in the Elizabeth Goodweather series and probably not the place to begin. I suspect you need to have built up a stockpile of fondness and affinity for Elizabeth based on previous books to maintain sympathy for her during this book. Elizabeth's high-maintenance younger sister, Gloria, arrives for an extended visit while Elizabeth is supposed to be planning her own wedding, Gloria takes the reluctant Elizabeth on a wild ride that takes in the henchman of Gloria's most recent husband, a long-lost son, a few paranormal happenings, and a lot of shopping and pampering. A parallel story about Nellie Bly and some pseudo-psychic confidence women and a real witchy woman, is interspersed throughout.