Tanzie Lewis used to have it all. The stylish wife of a successful oil executive at the top of the Houston social scene, she used to spend her days playing scratch golf or lunching with friends at the club. That was before she was dumped in favor of a beautiful younger woman and the global financial crisis wreaked havoc on her divorce settlement. Now, at 52, Tanzie finds herself depressed and alone in Tulsa, watching her waist size grow and her professional opportunities shrink, working as a minion for clueless bosses in the internal audit department of the Bishop Group. So what’s a “girlie” to do? Snoop!
Taking advantage of Bishop Group’s security weaknesses, she begins to unravel the intricate warp and woof of corporate fraud, manipulation, and a cover-up that enrages her. Avenging the death of innocent Houstonians after a massive pipeline explosion, and uncovering her own hidden talents for sleuthing and cleverly tampering with the system, Tanzie dishes out her own justice to get even—and to get a little something for herself! (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the publisher.
I tried really hard on this one, but just could not trudge through it. The first chapter was interesting enough, but after that the tone slipped into a monotone dissertation that I really struggled with. My other main frustration was the presentation of three stereotypical sexist male characters within one chapter.
There was one point in time that I traveled and worked in Oklahoma for two years and I never met someone like the individuals portrayed. If the intention was to have a single character with bad stereotypes, that would be one thing, but portraying all men in the area to be the same way I found distracting and unrealistic. Perhaps my experiences were not the norm, but these were the last straw for me and I finally gave up on the book.
Rating: 1 stars!
Who should read it? I’d recommend a pass!