Lately, I've found the desire to revisit some of my past favorites to see if they still hold up to my memories. In fact, my BFf L (best friend for life) insists on dragging me out of the house (and away from my books! In fact, my BFf L (best friend for life) insists on dragging me out of the house (and away from my books! There is also wit and charm; enough that I’ll be making another trek to the library for the second in the series.That’s saying something, since I’m the spoiled “Download Queen of Cyberspace” now. Kozak’s writing flows at a nice clip making it well worth the journey.Again, instead of being alarmed, all she can think about is how his touch makes her heart go pitter-pat.Then 30 seconds later when he grabs her around the waist and tells the guards to back off or he'll shoot her, all she thinks is "Wow! " In the car they pass the dead guy again and she learns her captor has spent time in prison, and the body has to do with him and the trouble he's in, but she doesn't feel threatened by him because he's got such nice white teeth and is kind to the strange and mysterious white creature he carries around in his pocket, which he had to tell this 35-year-old American woman was a ferret because their existence had apparently completely slipped her by up to that point.Instead of being afraid of this person, she gets in the elevator with him.Then 2 guards get on the elevator (and in a shocking lack of professionalism don't question why either one of these people is in the restricted section of the hospital after midnight) and the cute stranger is clearly anxious around the guards and starts squeezing Wollie's hand as if trying to communicate a message to her.
Then they stop at a doughnut shop giving her a perfect opportunity to escape or call for help, but it doesn't even occur to her to do so because she's so enamored with this handsome kidnapper.
Her actions and thoughts do not even remotely resemble what a rational person would do or think.
Here's a rundown of what she does in the first few chapters of the book(view spoiler)This was the first book I'd ever picked up by Harley Jane Kozak and I will definitely not be picking up any more!
Wollie fears that her beloved brother, a paranoid schizophrenic living at Rio Pescado, is involved in the murder, so rather than go to the authorities, she decides to solve the crime on her own.
As she meets up with an array of small-time crooks and swaggering mobsters only slightly more sinister than the men she’s been dating, Wollie realizes that “getting dumped” is the least of her problems. Dating Dead Men will keep readers guessing until the final bullet is shot—and cheering for the irresistible Wollie as she makes her way out of confusion and into the welcoming embrace of Mr. Many years ago, I used to browse the library stacks to find things to read. This is a fun book, with occasional touching moments.