What happens when two former romantic partners come together to write a book and along the way discover they still have an axe to grind with one-another? Lisa Lutz and David Hayward decided to write a book together. Lutz would write the odd-numbered chapters and Hayward would write the even-numbered chapters with the following rules: No outline, no discussion, no un-doing the other’s work, and each author would read the other’s chapter “blind.” In the end, the authors refused to come together to edit the book and so the book is presented in its original form, including the notes the authors wrote to one-another during the process.
Twenty-something siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen live in Northern California and their lives have not gone as planned. They were orphaned at a young age and are making a living doing the only thing that worked well for them: growing and selling marijuana. One night a headless corpse appears on their property. Because of their agricultural operation, they aren’t able to call the police and so they move the body. When the body re-appears on their property, they realize they must solve the crime.
I like funny books with quirky characters and so this book appealed to me. Sometimes I found the notes between the authors a bit distracting; however, they also explained some of the plot development. Overall this is a fun book that would appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Diane Mott Davidson, and Lutz’s The Spellman Files. ~Enjoy~