Book Review: A Premonition of Murder by Mary Kennedy
Based on the title of this novel, I too had a premonition. But not of murder.
I will admit that it was a very slow and long death.
So let’s begin with Taylor and Allison Blake’s invitation to reclusive octogenarian Abigail Marchand’s estate, Beaux Reves.
The Blake’s, along with the Harper sisters are enjoying lunch when Abigail tells them that she had a dream regarding her death and tries to talk the Blake’s into volunteering with Magnolia Society. Both the Blake’s and Harper’s reassure her that a death dream doesn’t mean impending death.
Later that night at the Dream Club meeting, the group discuss the dream and after the meeting, Taylor receives a call that Abigail was found dead at the bottom of the foyer stairs.
An emergency Dream Club meeting is called and the group starts discussing a dream that one of the members had regarding Abigail.
With a whole bunch of blah, blah, blah, the Blake’s receive a letter from Abigail and she asks them to inventory items at the estate.
Taylor discovers valuable items are missing and a lot of emergency meetings are called as the club gets closer to solving yet another double homicide.
So, where do I stand with this final installment?
I’m upset that I wasted my time with the series since there was a lot of potential in it. I think the mark was missed in the first installment and by the third time, nothing really changed.
The entire series is basically just a bunch of women who get together and share specific dreams related to a murder, or basically they try to come up with a murder related dream.
Unfortunately, none of the characters change(or grow) and the same plot pretty much exists throughout the series.
I do give Kennedy an A for the dream plot line, and she does bring up interesting incites about dreams and this is what she should have explored.