I was in San Miguel de Allende when you were discussing this book, and I heard Delia Owens speak–to a PACKED room–on my last night there. And then, I happened to be sit next to her in the airport shuttle the next morning AND hang out with her and two other women while our flight out of Leon was delayed.
She was genuine and sweet, with a Southern edge, and clearly shocked by the huge success she is experiencing. Has anyone read her first three books?
I do agree with many of your comments above, and yet, I enjoyed the story, in spite of the problems with it … reading it as a layperson and not an editor. It was her first novel, has sold about 5 million copies, and is being made into a movie–optioned by Reese W., so she appealed to something in a whole lot of lay readers! She is working on a second novel, so perhaps she needs a good DE … 😉
I’m looking forward to next month’s discussion!