Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods. Typical that is, until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie's Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor
"This fun if light novel's quippy, hilarious character, Barbara Marr, has so much warmth and genuine gumption, you'd certainly want her on your criminal investigative team." - Publishers Weekly
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A madcap adventure
This is an original and entertaining mystery. Couldn’t put it down,
Take the Monkeys and Run
I very rarely stop reading a book once I get past the first 10 pages but I had to give up on this book at chapter 7. The main character Barbara Marr becomes so unlikable that I could not continue.
It’s actually great character development by the writer but she creates such a distasteful personality in her detective, and knowing that this is going to be the hero throughout, and there is not going to be any redemption because the author expects you to actually like her detestable creation, well, I just had to give up.
She should have made this character into one of the villains and killed her off in some horrible way and created a flawed but basically likable hero.
Don’t even start reading this, you’ll wish you hadn’t.