Wednesday, May 8

DNF: The Sound of Murder by KL Montgomery

Author: KL Montgomery
Title: The Sound of Murder
Series: Musical Murder Mystery #1
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Cozy mystery
Format: ebook
Pages: 173
Published: March 24, 2022
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

How do you solve a problem like... a murder?

Ruby Ecco has been a chorus girl her whole life. “You have a great voice and such a pretty face, but we don’t have a leading role for someone your size,” is what casting directors have always told her.

But she’s finally landed a nice gig, touring with a traveling theatre troupe. Being in the chorus affords her the opportunity to sightsee in every town they visit....and to shine in a brand-new role when one of her castmates turns up dead.

Can Ruby solve the mystery of what happened to Mother Superior in their production of The Sound of Music? Would someone actually murder a woman who was in town to play a NUN?!

Ruby intends to climb every mountain on her quest to bring the murderer to justice...or else it might be so long, farewell for our favorite chorus girl!

Picked this up as a freebie over at Amazon. It seemed like the perfect cozy mystery. Music and murder? Oh my! 

Sadly...I couldn't connect. Everything started out fine enough, but I started yawning and I could not give any energy to care. I didn't care who dunnit....I didn't care about our main character. 

Nothing clicked. I gave it a solid 100 pages but I found myself skimming to even make it to my self-imposed rule. The moment I hit 100 I stopped. It was in the middle of a chapter and a convo I believe, but I just sat my phone down (this is an ebook) and went on to greener fields. 

Not for me. Maybe I'll retry one day. 



Sophia Rose said...

Yep, time to bug out when it can't keep the yawns away.

Carole Rae said...

Yep! Maybe this will be one I try again someday.

Mary Kirkland said...

Sorry to hear it wasn't as good as you had hoped.

Jen Twimom said...

I guess good job making it that far? You don't DNF all that often.

Blodeuedd said...

A 100 pages is a lot

Carole Rae said...

Mary, can't win them all.

Jen, I forced myself to get that far.

B, too much lol