Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stars in the Night by Cara Putman - REVIEWED

ABOUT THE BOOK: (from the publisher)

Hollywood 1942. When attorney Audra Schaeffer’s sister disappears, Audra flies to Hollywood to find her but instead must identify her body. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Audra takes a job with the second Hollywood Victory Caravan. Together with Robert Garfield and other stars, she crisscrosses the southern United States in a campaign to sell war bonds. When two other women are found dead on the train, Audra knows the deaths are tied to that of her sister. Could the killer be the man with whom she’s falling in love?

My Thoughts:

I was a third of the way into the book before they discovered the body. As a historical/suspense/romance, this moves a tad slow to say the least. The bad guys were kind of easy to pick out, and the red herring suspect was also easy to identify. In short, this did not hold my interest as either a romance or a historical/suspenseful novel. For lack of a better description, this story felt "clunky" to me. Predictable. Not very realistic. For the main character to be a lawyer, she was much too mild and too easily swayed. I just never connected with Audra or anyone else in the story.

I've read other novels published by this publisher that I have enjoyed a great deal. This was not one of them. Sorry. Take a look for yourself and make up your own mind.

About the Author:

Stars in the Night is Cara Putman’s ninth novel and tenth book. An attorney and sometimes lecturer at a Big Ten university, Cara lives in Indiana with her husband and three children.


Mocha with Linda said...

We differed on this one. I enjoyed this book.

Cara Putman said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the book but thanks for reading it. Glad there are so many books out there so we don't have to like every one we read.