The first book in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series.
For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She's had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone's toilet's overflowed, but she's never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.
Rose realizes she's wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She's well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won't help with number fifteen-- do more with a man. Joe's new to town, but it doesn't take a vision for Rose to realize he's got plenty secrets of his own.
Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they'll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn't her biggest worry after all.
I am very picky about the books i read, because i can’t just read anything. So with this book being free i was kind of skeptical about how good it would actually be and i am very surprised. I am so excited to finish this entire series! This book has just the right about of “love”, mystery, and comedy to keep anyone interested. Worth every bit of time spent reading.55
I can’t even begin to express how excited I was when I found this first book in the series. I love the supernatural touch to Rose’s character. I also love the balance of suspense and down-home feeling. I have read this book twice now and all of the subsequent books in the series. Now a DGS fan for life!55
This is my second time reading this book. I fell in love with the series years ago and upon reading it a second time- find myself falling for the series all over again. Crazy what you miss (and simply forget) when it’s been a while. There are so many books in the series so brace yourselves, it’s a long journey ahead! One I’m excited to follow again *hint hint* if that tells you anything. 😉55
This book starts out reasonably well written, then devolves quickly into predictable non-mystery that is neither suspenseful nor remotely realistic/plausible even for an escapist murder mystery. Most irritating is the protagonist’s constant usage of the expression ‘crappy doodles’ when in distress. The entire book quickly becomes ridiculous.25
I still don’t know what the point of the story was...I mean it had me reading through it quick because I wanted to know what happened, but I feel like I never got an answer as to why it happened. Very random.25
Clear your schedule because you’ll want to read this book in one sitting. Scratch that, the entire series. Every chapter draws you in, in a page turning suspense that you can’t put down. Back in 2014 I was going through a divorce and needed some type of romance/ suspense to take my mind away from the turmoil of my broken heart. I found 28 and 1/2 wishes. Honestly, I only downloaded it because it was free, and I had no idea what I was in for. Buckle up because you’re in for a wild ride. Denise has a way of pulling the reader into the story where your soul is aching for more. This series features a strong female lead who grows with each book. There’s a little bit of mystery, a whole lot of suspense mixed in with a little romance, and a dash of criminal activity that tugs on your heart strings. I never want the Rose books to end. Denise, take all my money!55
These books just keep getting better and better.55
Love the book!55
I stumbled upon this book and boy, am I glad I did!! Love Rose!! Could not put it down!! Cannot wait to start the next one!!!55
I read this book more than once! I am in love with this book and I highly recommend it❤️55