I wish I had better news to report on this book. I wanted to love it - the description in the synopsis was fascinating. Unfortunately, the book just didn't live up to my expectations. First of all, I spent a vast amount of time googling what various British slang meant. I do understand that this book was based in Britain, but the slang was so heavy at times that it was practically in another language, from my non-British perspective. My next complaint is that the three main characters all pretty much shared the same personality. All three had the same quirky behaviorisms and dry wit. Don't get me wrong, there were some funny one-liners and jokes, but other than the gender specific jokes, any one of them could have been saying said punchlines because they all basically had the same 'voice'. I also didn't care for the way the three characters all flirted shamelessly with one another, delving into the land of inappropriate, BUT (at least two of them) were so uptight about the others' flirting - and so insistent that they would never be interested in each other- it was almost sad. Finally, I just found this book to be very predictable. It's supposed to be a mystery but I figured out almost every single 'mystery' very early on. The book has a decent plot-line, but progresses slowly. I felt I was just waiting for something to happen, even to just see what is described in the cover blurb. The author does do a good job with her descriptions, leaving it easy for you to picture locations and appearances, and the book is very well edited. It definitely was NOT bad, it just could have been better.
I rate Lost Cause 3 Platypires!