by Robert Downs
Sam LaCour hasn’t given up on men, even if they’ve given up on her, and she doesn’t give up on her colleagues either, even when a dead body turns up, and she faints in front of the cameras, her family, and a television audience.
Sam LaCour was quite a difficult woman to like. I really tried to see things in her perspective, but I can’t seem to share her points of view regarding men and dating. Although I have high regards of her accounting skills. Man, numbers and math never did make me happy when I was in school, so Samantha’s mathematical genius was a welcomed treat.
This novel mentioned a dead body in the summary, but it took me past the second halff of the book to see it. Sleuthing skills wise, Sam’s not bad. She was able to “follow the money”, investigate discrepancies, deduce and solve a mystery due to her persistence and focus.
The pacing and flow of events was another story. I couldn’t quite follow the sequence of Sam’s date nights because she tends to compare her dates to those previous ones she had. There’s a time when he mentioned about giving her present date some benefit of the doubt, and the next thing you know, she was talking about another else. It’s like she’s already guessing the possible end of their meeting, or if she was narrating about something akin to her past engagements. Either way, Sam’s narration were a little confusing and some are too detailed.
Humor wise, well, I did enjoy all those quirks and banters between Sam and her sister and colleagues. Robert Downs writing was good and thorough, but reading the whole book was a little exhaustive to me.