Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel

The Undertaker's Daughter
by Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen. Until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father–who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago–has died. And he’s left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin.

Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn’t heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father’s things–hoping for some insight into his new life in America–before preparing the business for a quick sale.

But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker’s daughter realizes she might be in over her head . .

Kritters Thoughts:  I am surprised to say that this is my first Sara Blaedel book; for being a mystery/thriller reader I would have thought I would have read her before.  To put it short and sweet, this one didn't impress me, it was just bland.  

Ilka leaves Denmark when she comes to find out her father has passed and she has been named in some part in his will.  She must go to Wisconsin to find out what is left to her and what she must do to close this chapter.  Ilka's father had left her and her mother with a funeral home in Denmark and spoiler alert he has left her one in the states that is completely underwater and needs a lot of work.  

If you are a heavy reader like me, there are books sometimes that just on the ehh ok side and this one was that.  The plot was fine and the characters were ok, but overall it was just an ok for me.  I would not count out this author, but I would have to read another and completely enjoy it for me to continue on with her backlist.    

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 22 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I read another review on this one and I was very intrigued. Now you've got me interested as well. Thank you for the review.


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