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I can usually get a good sense of a book from the blurb, but I was expecting a police procedural with a twist (namely, big city cop returns to hometown to solve mystery of her brother's death and proves herself to family/friends.) This read in some parts like a teenage angst book (and the memory scissors/ "snip" motif had me thinking there was a drinking game subtext.) The sharp transitions between some scenes (where they forgot the transition music) had me rewinding and checking the time stamp to make sure I didn't accidentally skip a passage. But, I have a tough time NOT finishing a book, so I kept diligently listening, hoping there would be a payoff at the end. The ending was certainly suspenseful, if exceptionally ludicrous, but completely different from what the blurb left me to expect. I read a great deal of Urban Fantasy (Mystery and SciFi/Fantasy are the 2 genres I read the most), but this book was too much an uneven mishmash of the genres (YA, mystery, UF with spot of soft erotica thrown in) that it left me feeling cheated. Also, the protagonist at the end seemed more like a squealing teenager than a big city cop and, had she not bemoaned the loss of her job for the first quarter of the book, I would have suspected she was a failed kindergarten teacher instead. I wish I had my credit back on this one.
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