Book Review: The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman

October 9, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews 2

Book Review: The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara VenkataramanThe Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman
Series: A Jamie Quinn Mystery #2
on December 28th 2013
Narrator: Carrie Lee Martz
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 121
Source: Author
Goodreads
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Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It's business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie's client becomes the prime suspect. When she can't untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client's name. And she’s hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father…

My Thoughts

What a cute story! I am just in love with Barbara’s writing!

First of all, this is one of those really easy books that is effortless to read. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy through Audible and I think it added even more to the story. The narrator, Carrie Lee Martz, is fantastic. I think she really brings Jamie Quinn to life.

This is the second in the series about Jamie Quinn but it can be read as a stand alone. Barbara puts in enough that you could read the first and there are some reminders in this one but there isn’t too much of a mystery that you have to read book one, Death by Didgeridoo, or you’ll be lost. The mystery actually does not have to do with what happened in book one, but book one does introduce all of the characters and really lets you have a good feel for them. The Case of the Killer Divorce starts right away so you won’t have the luxury of getting to know the characters a little before the mystery starts.

What I absolutely LOVE about this one is that although it surrounds this case there is so much more in here. There is so much that we learn about Jamie Quinn and the people that surround her. She actually is sort of starting to date and really get herself out there AND there’s the mystery of her father! All of it unfolds beautifully and I was left wanting the book not to end!

Recently a blogger friend mentioned that she read a book where she was so stunned at the end that she could not move on. There are books where you just need silence, no interruptions as your thoughts explode and become this hurricane of information. That was me at the end of this. I want more!

In short: REALLY cute, easy read! Absolutely fantastic.

Rating Report
Plot
4.5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 4.9 / 5

 

 

The Author

About Barbara Venkataraman

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy, "If you'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place," a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course," and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of an ongoing series entitled "Quirky Essays for Quirky People."

Her latest works are: "Death by Didgeridoo," and "The Case of the Killer Divorce," both Jamie Quinn mysteries." All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.

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2 Responses to “Book Review: The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman”

    • Christina

      She just sent me book three! I cannot even tell you how excited I am! 😀 And really, they are short so time is not hugely taken up!