No? I did not know that either. Until yesterday, when I was asked by the Author of this book:
to read and review it 🙂 so I did. and of course – first thing first, I had to find out what that “thingy” in the title was 😀 so this is what “Uncle Google” and “Auntie Wiki” say:
The didgeridoo (/ˌdɪdʒəriːˈduː/) (also known as a didjeridu) is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or “drone pipe”. Musicologists classify it as a brass aerophone.
(to find more interesting facts CLICK HERE 🙂 )
and it can look like this.
so we can all agree that it CAN be used as a murder weapon… 😉
OK. Having cleared that – the book itself turned out to be a very cute, very cosy, fast paced and fun read. All the characters in the book are vivid and colourful and – at least to some point – likable 🙂
Jamie – the main character, family law attorney, devastated by the recent loss of her mother, still with enormous sense of humour and warmth. When her cousin Adam, music-loving young man with Asperger syndrome is wrongly accused of murdering his music teacher, she knows she has to figure it out if she wants to make sure he won’t end up in jail. She quickly lines up people that can help – her BF Grace (also a lawyer), Duke, a PI but also past client who has a debt to pay ;), even Adam’s therapist wants to help!
Somewhere closer to the end of the book a new thread appears, Jamie wants to find her father… While it pops out kind pretty suddenly, it has a potential to become a common thread, gluing the series together…
The plot itself is rather not complicated, in fact I’d love to see a bit more twists and turns, but the whole story seems to be zooming by as you get into the reading, and when the mystery is solved you can’t help but wish it’d have just a few chapters more…