Heather is getting married, if she can get through this mystery alive AND survive her mother. Weddings are such a great boon to comedy: everything is outsized, everything is heightened, and with amateurs there is always a great deal of room for failure. Actually one of the sweetest stories ever is written by Robert Fulghum in <i>It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It</i>. Amateurs, man. That story is so good I read it to all the brides I've known on their wedding day. Yes, of course, I celebrate special occasions by reading. Everyone always know what I'm going to give them for the holidays, too.
Anyway, Cabot's book is much too long to read to a bride as she gets dressed. It's probably too long to read in just one bath. It does, however, have that mix of screwball comedy and crime which is ideal for distracting a mind from other, more stressful, thoughts. If you're a nervous flyer, for example, this would be good