I loved this book when I read it last December, and when I found out Lori Prince was narrating it, it felt like Christmas again. I knew she’d be perfect for Corey Curtis’s voice. I wasn’t sure about Thayer Reynolds’ voice at first, but Prince quickly convinced me.
Gallows Humor was one of my favourite books last year so I still remembered quite a lot about it. One thing I had forgotten was how much story there still was after the mystery was solved. I really liked that, because this is very much a two-dimensional book. The mystery and the romance are interwoven, both beginning on the same day. It is, nonetheless, much easier to solve a murder than to let love in. Accepting that you’re worthy of love, that you’re capable of love, is one of the hardest things in life.
Corey Curtis is cool and sexy, unknowingly brave and steadfast. She’s also not a people person, which makes her entirely unprepared for Thayer Reynolds’ unabashed interest. The stunning doctor from an apparently wealthy family seems so out of her league that Corey forgets she’s fascinating too.
I related much better to Corey’s dilemma and to Thayer’s uncertainty this time around, maybe because I was so caught up in the story when I first discovered it that some nuances eluded me. Anyhow, while I rated this novel 4* then, this time it’s a definite 5*. And if, like me, you enjoyed the sequel, Dirt Nap, even more than this one, you’ll be as excited as I am to know that the audiobook version will be out on July 21st.