Sad, Sad, Sad: Sep 4, 2013
Several years ago, Sue Grafton lost a huge hunk of her fan base because readers became frustrated with the lack of personal growth in her character, Kinsey Millhone. I think this is going to happen to Evanovich.
Stephanie Plum needs to decide on one man or the other ? or find someone new. The three-way romance is no longer interesting. The shock value of Granny is gone. In this story, 3 cars were bombed: Stephanie?s, Joe Morelli?s and Ranger?s. Boy, that is a real surprise ? I believe there?s been a car bombing in each of the last 10 books.
Just to add to the fun, someone dies in Stephanie?s apartment ? I don?t think that hasn?t happened in at least 2 books. I note that Evanovich has joined forces with a couple of different writers. The latest with Dorian Kelly is awful (THE HUSBAND LIST). I haven?t read THE HEIST and doubt I will.
In this edition, Steph helps Joe Morelli and Trenton?s police search for an embezzler who disappears after surgery on his appendix. The Trenton police need Stephanie Plum? Meanwhile, she agrees to act as backup for Ranger at pre-wedding festivities. Stephanie can?t even remember to load her gun; if Ranger thinks she can be a successful backup, he should just eat his gun now.
There were a few laugh-out-loud moments; but they were very few. Even Lula has grown tired and boring. Read something else. 2 stars