Silenced by the Yams is a face-paced whodunnit with a chick lit kick. The clever humor, twisty plot, and outrageous situations work to make this book as sweet and fluffy as a cone of cotton candy.
My problem is that I don't like cotton candy. Yes, a quick read is a good way to clear the brain between books, but because Yams is so focused on plot and humor, there is very little character development or description. As a result, I didn't have any emotional buy-in and didn't care how the story turned out. I prefer books that I can sink my teeth into.
Although the book gets five stars for humor, quirkiness, and a sound plot, I'd give it two stars for my own personal enjoyment. So I split the difference and went for four stars since this was a nice, easy read.