Review: A Skeleton in the Family

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A Skeleton in the Family
A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3 1/2 stars to A Skeleton in the Family! In my scale, a 3 means it was good and I liked the book but not thirsting to read the author’s next release whereas a 4 notes that it was a really good book and I’m definitely ordering the next one. This one gets a 3 1/2 as given the premise (a talking skeleton!), I was quite surprised by my ability to suspend any disbelief at how this occurred and just go with the story; however basic the plot was, I’m curious if we’ll ever find out why the skeleton could talk so I gave it between a 3 and a 4! By the way, I rarely give out a 5 unless I can’t even put the book series down — you know — passing up dinners with friends, skipping movies, not sleeping much until I finish the current book, etc. Doesn’t happen all that often but when it does, I am hooked!

If you are able to just go with the fact that the main character has a best friend who is a skeleton, and that no one else (well mostly no one else) knows he can talk, then you have a stronger chance of wanting to stick with it. The plot was basic but keeps you interested. The main character isn’t trying to figure out a murder for just any reason — she wants to help Sid rather than out of boredom or curiosity on keeping up the sleuthing like in so many other cozies.

I’m interested in what happens next but probably won’t get back to it until next year after I finish my 2016 Reading Challenge.

Good start – thanks Leigh Perry!

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