Monday, November 7, 2011
Baltimore Blues by Laura Llippman
Challenges: New Author
My rating: 2/5
Tess lost her job as a reporter and since then has kinda been loving off of other people’s handouts. Taking jobs from family and friends when offered. However things take a turn for the worst when her friend Rock pays her to follow his fiancé and figure out what she’s hiding. Tess determines she’s having an affair. She convinces the fiancé to tell Rock, however the problem is that when Rock talks to the guy she had the affair with, and that guy ends up dead, Rock is the only suspect.
Tess is then hired by Rock’s lawyer to investigate the murder and try to figure out what really happened.
This book was just, eh. I never really connected with Tess, I didn’t like how she wasn’t driven and ok with taking handouts. The the story didn’t really seem to go anywhere. Sure, Tess was asking questions and following leads, but half the time the leads didn’t really seem to have anything to do with clearing her friend’s name.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and sadly it will probably be the last. Unless somebody let’s me know that her other books are better than this one. As it is, I won’t be continuing with this series.