- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted January 22, 2013
Rebecca Robbins is the owner of the Toe Stop roller-rink where a
Rebecca Robbins is the owner of the Toe Stop roller-rink where a tough roller derby team practices. One of the roller derby girls is murdered when she takes Rebecca’s turn in the dunk tank at the Native American Summer Days. Rebecca knows she must solve this murder before someone actually manages to kill her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Skating on Edge is the third of the Rebecca Robbins Mysteries. I did not read the first two, but was easily able to follow this one and enjoy it. The characters were quirky and fun and made me laugh many times. The plot was fun and easy to read. Being from a small town myself, I could relate to the everyone knows everyone and the gossiping for information.
I loved following Rebecca as she questioned suspects, followed clues, and finally managed to solve the murder. She did most of this with the towns law enforcement a couple steps behind her. There were times I thought I knew who dunit, but then something else would happen to make me doubt myself. By the end I was pretty sure that I knew who the murder was and loved how it all played out.
This book is fast and easy and will keep you laughing throughout. I recommend this book and will be reading the rest of the series.
Posted November 27, 2012
Let me start off by admitting that I haven't read the first two
Let me start off by admitting that I haven't read the first two books in this series, but after having read Skating on the Edge, I most certainly will make a point of reading them!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Wow! This was such a fun and exciting story, and I quickly became engrossed in the lives of each and every character. Charbonneau has an easy writing style that helped me settle into the story from page one and it held on tight until the very end.
Rebecca Robbins is a strong MC who doesn't take an ounce of nonsense from anyone, especially resident Deputy, Sean Holmes. Even when she's fretting for her life, Rebecca puts on a brave front and goes about her usual business like nothing life-threatening has ever happened.
When Rebecca’s replacement at the dunk tank is murdered, the biggest question is who was the murderer’s real target – Rebecca or Sherlene-n-Mean? A series of deadly events made it clear who the killer was after…why, was still the elusive question. And, was the stunt at the dunk tank really supposed to have killed anyone?
I really enjoyed being with Rebecca every step of the way as she interrogated suspects, dug up clues, and pieced together the mystery.. Although a number of people had the means and ways, even the motive, there was never a time when one person stood out from the rest and I could actually say “Aha, it was so and so!” The mystery was kept alive throughout the story until the very end, making it feel like I was involved in a game of Cluedo!!
And then of course, as small towns go, there were many smaller dramas going on around the main mystery: The miraculous discovery of ancient native artifacts, Rebecca’s somewhat eccentric grandfather and his womanizing ways, her strange father who showed little to no interest in her, a phony psychic and a curse. But my favorite of all was the not so obvious love triangle. Rebecca clearly cares for Lionel and I wish there had been something more to solidify their relationship, one that I’ll get to know a bit more about once I read the first two books, but I have to agree with Erica, there were definitely sparks between Rebecca and Sean. They had great love/hate chemistry and I see it developing into a whole lot more as the series continues.
This was a fun, quick read, with many interesting characters and an even more captivating plot.
Posted October 7, 2012
No text was provided for this review.
Posted October 14, 2012
No text was provided for this review.