The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die (2013) is the ninth book in the series to feature ex-field surgeon and coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun in 1970′s Laos. The first book in the series is The Coroner’s Lunch which was published in 2004. I’ve read them all. Some books are better than others but they all have entertained me. In this latest release, the story was sadly disappointing due to the lack of plotting and not very much sustained suspense. There is a stark contrast between the first few books in the series versus the last two books. I acknowledge that not every book will be a winner in an ongoing series and my opinion is just that: an opinion. Outside of that this book has a lot of positive reviews.
Most of my reading experience was turning the pages and not feeling the least bit excited or curious about what will happen next. It’s good to catch up with the characters but as the story progressed they are used way too often as filler for the threadbare plotting.