Book Review: A Fatal Slip by Meg London
It's nice to know people in high places and in this last (hopefully) installment, Emma Taylor's aunt Arabella's one time boyfriend comes back to Paris,Tennessee and is promptly murdered at his extravagant big birthday party.
Hugh Granger is a self made millionaire when it comes to buying and selling paintings, but now that he's dead, his clients discover that some of those multi million dollar works of art are fakes. With Hugh gone, who would be responsible for continuing to sell fakes? That's where Emma comes in.
Her friend Liz is working on the website for Hugh's company (inherited by his son) and he needs some additional help, so she asks Emma if she'd like to come and work part time cataloguing the paintings.
For Emma, it's sort of a dream type of job and jumps at the chance just to be around all of the art. It's an easy job and Emma's been feeling torn about staying or leaving Paris.
Sweet Nothings is doing well and she doesn't think that her aunt needs her around, although in this installment, Arabella does need her around since she's the prime suspect in Hugh's murder. And, with Emma working for the company, she can keep her ear to the ground and hopefully solve the crime.
Unfortunately, as in the other installments, I found myself by this point not really caring at all about these characters. They may have started off good, but as the series progressed, I started losing interest in them. This whole series really could have been one novel and then London could have called it a day.
As an author (she has another series under Peg Cochran) she should have concentrated on the other series instead of this one. I'm not familiar with her other work, but since I wasn't impressed with this series, I doubt that I would be seeking out her other works.
I though this series was too close to another which I've recently reviewed and that series kept creeping back into my mind. That series wasn't stellar either, so I don't know why I've been picking series that I haven't enjoyed.
The one thing about this series, though, was the fact that it dealt with a lingerie shop. It was an original idea since it didn't take place in a bakery for a change.
I'm just disappointed that the book or characters weren't as original. The story was there, but just doesn't come across like I had hoped.