I have mostly stopped picking up free kindle books. Mostly because I have hundreds of unread kindle books that I previously picked up and never got around to reading. But occasionally I will see one that looks good. Carrots was free on kindle two weeks ago and I picked up the audiobook for $1.99. I needed something light and fun for background as I was doing work.
Carrots is a cozy mystery. Shelby Nichols, a stay at home mom, gets shots in the head as part of a robbery. When she wakes up at the hospital she eventually realizes that she can read minds. This is a gift that she really doesn’t want. She doesn’t want to know what her husband is thinking or what her kids think of her. She especially doesn’t want to know what her mom is thinking. Through a series of mishaps, she ends up being forced to work for a mob boss reading other people’s thoughts while trying to catch a killer and keep her family safe and her husband away from his co-worker that is trying to seduce him.
The stay at home mom turned sleuth is a well worn idea at this point. But Carrots is an enjoyable version of the story. And well worth the $1.99 I spent on the audiobook.