For process server-turned-private investigator, Jane Kelly, weddings are murder. Usually that's a metaphor, but for newly minted P.I. Jane Kelly, it's fast becoming an all-too-accurate nightmare. Roland Hatchmere, plastic surgery magnate, has been found murdered just before his daughter's society wedding. The weapon is a wedding gift: a heavy, silver serving tray. The prime suspect is Roland's ex-wife #2: Violet "Ultraviolet" Purcell, she of the eccentric-bordering-on-insane Purcell clan.
Violet insists that she's completely innocent. After all, Roland was her absolute favorite ex-husband. Jane's boss, the temporarily sidelined Dwayne, is convinced Violet's telling the truth, well, there's nothing for Jane to do but take her lovable, misfit pug, Binky, and sniff out a few clues.
Everywhere Jane and The Binkster look, there's a suspect odder than the last, including two grown, very troubled kids, an ex-wife strung out on Botox and a current wife who's a cross between Donna Reed and a sex kitten-all of them eager to blame Roland's death on Violet.
The deeper Jane digs, the less she wants to know. Every truth leads her deeper into danger, and soon, Jane wonders if her first official case might also be her last.and if the client she's been asked to clear just might be the coldest black widow of all.
Last year I read Nancy Bush's book "Electric Blue" and really liked it, so this year I thought I would read this book of her's "Ultra Violet." I really struggled this whole week to get this book read, I just couldn't get into it for some reason. Everytime I started to read it I got really sleepy, and had to put it down and go do something else. It just seemed like my synapses in my brain weren't connecting, and I couldn't connect with the story. But I managed to finish it today.
I do know one of the problems I had trouble with while reading this book, was the tediously repeating about all the rain each day, and also telling about the jogging to the Coffee Nook in the rain each day for her morning cup of coffee, and jogging home for a shower. Every time she got home from some place she told about the shower she took. Between all the rain, coffee runs, and the showers, I think about 100 pages could have been cut out of the book.
It was OK, but not a favorite of mine, so I am awarding it 2**
I read this for my...
"Cozies Reading Challenge"
"TBR Mound Reading Challenge"
"Favorite Authors Reading Challenge"
"2011-12 Animal Reading Challenge"
I own this book it is part of my Personal Library.