Evil Intentions: A Feng Shui Mystery
Perseverance Press, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
n this fourth in the series, Denise Osborne takes the reader into the practice of
and how it can affect our decisions and our lives. This time, Japanese-American
practioner Salome Waterhouse is a victim of arson. As she and her ex-husband, a successful mystery writer, investigate the fire, they turn up an illegal immigrant operation that leads them to other discoveries.
enjoyed learning about
) but wished the characters had been more fleshed out. Salome is a wonderful personage, but we learn too little about her or her group of friends.
has a great plot, but it too needs fleshing out. I felt that much was left out and the climax came too abruptly and calmly. There was a great chance for some real action and suspense there, that was swiftly brushed over.
e never really know who firebombed Salome's house. And I have trouble with Laura, a sixty-five year-old housekeeper, being called elderly. I'm seventy-two and don't have the word elderly in my vocabulary. Even so,
was an interesting book. And I would like to know the characters better.
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