Review: The Secret of the Jewel Shop

  • Title:
    • The Secret of the Jewel Shop
  • Author:
    • Olivia Swift
  • Release:
    • April 8, 2019
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Becky Boyd
  • Series:
    • A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery, Book 2

I didn’t like this as much as book 1. I can’t stand anything that legitimizes “psychics”. They’re frauds who con gullible people out of their munny. I enjoy a good mystery and a ghost story every now and then. Those are the only things that save this from getting a do not read rating from me.

The ending is lazily copied from the first book, which just cheapens the first one and causes any impact this story had to be lessened. It doesn’t even make sense. There’s a forced villain character who’s so obvious, he may as well have it tattooed across his face. But he offers absolutely nothing to the story and if you removed his entire character arc, the story would be better off for it.

The main characters being confronted by the villain at the end offers nothing to the story. The only purpose it seems to add is to make it more similar to the ending of the first book because it amounts to nothing. Then they do a second rushed wedding proposal which as I said above, cheapens any impact the first story’s rushed wedding proposal had.

The audiobook narrator does a great job of doing voices and bringing the characters to life.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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