Wednesday, October 5, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Unlucky Charms by Linda O. Johnston


Title: Unlucky Charms
Series: Superstition Mystery
Author: Linda O. Johnston

Goodreads Summary: Rory Chasen, manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California, hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit, especially the stuffed rabbits with extra-large feet. The timing of the line’s debut proves ill-fated, though, as several local shops—including Rory’s—are ransacked and vandalized with spilled salt and other unlucky charms.

The most likely culprit is disgruntled real estate agent Flora Curtival, whose issues with the town give her a motive. But when Flora is murdered and one of Rory’s toy rabbits is found with the body, Rory needs all the luck she can get while trying to determine just who killed the superstitious vandal.

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

I had such high hopes for this book. It wasn't bad, just not quite what I was expecting. The story was slower than what I'm used to, and it went on a bit too much about superstitions. I understand that the town takes superstitions seriously, but it felt excessive even knowing that. Any time that I thought the story was picking up, the action fizzled out fast. The climax was a little anticlimactic, but I was shocked by who the killer was.

My Manicure: Have I mentioned that I absolutely adore holo polish? If not, it's probably obvious by the amount of holos I've been using. As usual, I chose my base color because I wanted an excuse to wear it, and the black cats are because they feature in the story and are part of a common superstition. 3 coats of ILNP Mega (L). I probably could've gotten away with 2 coats, but with the length of my nails I wanted to be safe. Black cats are stamped with MoYou London Festive 15 and Bundle Monster Straight Up Black. It seems to stamp a lot better than Sinful Colors Black on Black. This look would also work as a non-traditional Halloween manicure.


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