Author: Krista Davis
Series: Domestic Diva Mystery #5
Synopsis (from bn.com):
Domestic diva Sophie Winston is getting into the Halloween spirit- her decorations for a community haunted house are so good, it’s scary. Not to be outdone, rival domestic diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween party at her house. But when Sophie arrives, she discovers one of Natasha’s guests dead in a Halloween display, and a pale, fanged partygoer fleeing the scene.
Could the killer be a real vampire-the same one rumored to have lived in Sophie’s haunted house back when it was a boardinghouse? Good thing a domestic diva never runs out of garlic.
My thoughts: Well “The Diva Haunts the House” brings us to the 5th installment in the Dometic Diva Mystery series. Overall, I like this book in the series, but it wasn’t my favorite. I just can’t point to exactly what in this series makes it not as engaging to me as other cozy mystery stories. I just can’t put my finger on it. I have a love/hate relationship with this series – love one, the next is only ok, love the next one, then the next one falls flat.
This is one that fell a bit flat for me. It just seemed a bit slow and I found myself dragging it out – maybe because it was a story set at Halloween and I was trying to read it as spring is struggling to come out in the Chicago area 🙂 The characters are good, yet not great. The plot is good, yet not great. I think you get where I am going with this. I wish the author would focus more on the caddy, yet funny relationship between Sophie and Natasha. It is still there, but in this book and a couple of others Natasha seems to really have taken a back seat, and let’s be real she is the character we all love to hate!
Overall, an ok read. I have one book left to finish up this series before a new one come out . . . but I think it is time for me to take a break from the Diva for a while!
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