Lutz and Hayward are old friends and when Lutz starts a novel, she decides to send the first chapter to Hayward asking him to write the next chapter and further alternating chapters. In between each chapter of the actual novel are the notes and letters the pair sent back and forth.
The first chapter introduces the main characters, siblings Lacey and Paul Hansen. Lacey stumbles across a headless body in their backyard and as they can’t call the cops on account of their pot growing business in the basement, they decide to dump the body elsewhere. However, the body reappears a few days later on their front porch.
I have to be honest, the plot in this novel was a little thin. But I’m not really sure that was the point of the book. It was really entertaining and funny because of the notes between the chapters. Characters introduced by one author were ruthlessly killed by the other, and then brought back to life, and then killed again and so forth. The characters were all slightly looney as one author would begin the development and the second would derail the attempt. I loved it. And as in all good mysteries, I never saw the end coming. So, although the plot wasn’t really all that great, I truly enjoyed the book because it was humorous and light and fun.
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