The Murder Bird - Joanna Hines Compared to the other story, Improvising Carla, which I read for review at the same time as this one, this book failed on numerous levels. First, I felt that the story either bumped around or because it was told in various periods of time, it wasn't separated out clear enough. Normally books give some type of heading to identify changes in settings. Second, the characters and storyline were bland given the potential. I would put this more at a 2.5 Stars out of 5. I received this book from Open Road Integrated Media in exchange for an honest review.