Tempest in the Tea Leaves  - Kari Lee Townsend

2 1/2 stars. 

Another Cleaning-Out-My-Kindle read.  This had a really good plot, and likable characters but just too implausible to be taken seriously. I'm not entirely convinced it was written by an adult.  Teenager, maybe, or a really ditzy young woman who doesn't have social skills.


Sunny Meadows, fledgling psychic, defies her parents (at the age of 29) and moves from NYC to a small town in central NY to start a fortune telling business.  She buys an old, haunted Victorian house, and immediately forecasts her first customer's murder.  Sunny is then suspected of the murder and is commanded by the chief of police to work with the detective to solve the case and clear her name.


Seriously, if you can get through that synopsis without rolling your eyes, this might be the book for you.


The book read like a teenaged girl's ramblings about what it's like to be an adult,  right down to the childish name calling.  The whole sexual tension angle between the MC and the detective was contrived and unrealistic, as were a lot of aspects of the story.


The only thing that stopped this from being a DNF was the excellent plot, which was amazingly good.  I hear the second book is better, and I'll give it a try, but frankly, I don't have a whole lot of faith in it being better than this one.