Maggie Newberry is a whip-smart advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long-missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the girl. Meanwhile, her sister’s murderer sets his sights on the little girl—and Maggie.
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Trying to get through it
There’s so much to love about this book and it’s protagonist, Maggie. But I just don’t know if I’m going to be able to finish it because the more I read the more irritating Maggie becomes. I’m not sure if this intentional or not. Maggie’s ignorance and naivety started out as endearing but is now quite grating. For example, her apparent non-comprehension about why the police wouldn’t keep someone in their custody even when there is no evidence tying that person to a crime. Or her pestering of the police and seemingly genuine confusion about why they aren’t giving her specific details regarding a homicide that is an active investigation. All this from a woman in her 30’s. Regardless of what country you hail from, or what your profession is, there are some things that an adult should be aware of. Unfortunately the more I read, the more Maggie seems to behave like a petulant, entitled teenager. I’m so disappointed because I really wanted to like this series but it’s just not believable at this point that Maggie could tie her own shoelaces let alone solve a mystery.