Monday, November 24, 2008

Review: Oblivious by Cyndia Depre

“Sometimes Livvy seems oblivious to the real world. Other times she seems to understand it better than anyone.”
Oblivious, p. 135

Olivia Chatham is one-of-a-kind. Her child-like innocence and big heart have endeared her to the residents of Chatham, a small town in Wisconsin named for her great-grandfather. Olivia believes that she was born lucky, and she never passes up an opportunity to extend some of that good fortune along to others.

After a murder stuns the close-knit community, Olivia is intent on catching the killer. She teams up with her best friend Josie and the two women quickly turn up leads in the most unlikely places. Tucker Monroe, a newcomer to Chatham who briefly dated the victim, finds himself drawn to the quirky Olivia and joins the team of amateur sleuths.

As her unorthodox investigative skills bring Olivia closer to solving the case, Tucker realizes that Olivia is in danger, and he’ll do anything to protect her.

Oblivious is a lighthearted mystery filled with humor and just the right amount of romance. Olivia is an absolute gem of a character. Her naïveté in some areas is matched by a keen understanding of human nature in others. Tucker is a charming leading man and a perfect match for Olivia. If you’re looking for a book to lift your spirits, you can’t go wrong with Oblivious.

Rating: 7/10.

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  1. Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so happy you liked Oblivious. Of all the characters I've written, Olivia was the most fun. It's nice to know what I had in my head made it to the page!


  2. Oh ! I really would love to get this book :) It is a wonderful review!