Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: The Grownup

The Grownup The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A well written short story. Usually I am not a fan of the shorter story because it can leave you wanting more, and in this case, you surely do want more. You wonder if Ms. Flynn will continue this story at some point.

I won't exactly say that it was a cliff hanger, but it left you wondering which story was the right one. I won't give it away, but just to say that the two sides are completely different and yet completely believable.

And very creepy.

A good read.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: Turbo Twenty-Three

Turbo Twenty-Three Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this episode we have a dead body falling out of an ice cream truck, covered in frozen ice cream and sprinkles. Stephanie is hired by Ranger to infiltrate the ice cream plant to determine if anyone is in the frame of mind to sabotage the ice cream factory and try to find a reason and suspect for the murder.

In the meantime we still have Briggs and Lula who want to break into show business. Their idea of a nude play didn't work so now they have the idea of nude bungee jumping. Well, poor little Briggs is ushered up a very high bridge, nude and blindfolded and for some reason gets his cue wrong and jumps before the cameras begin to roll. Of course Lula backed down on the bungee jumping and you have to wonder what people would think about Stephanie and Briggs (nude) going into a pub for a drink. apparently nobody actually paid a lot of attention to him.

A very funny read.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review: Tricky Twenty-Two

Tricky Twenty-Two Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been on a roll with the Stephanie Plum books and having a good time with them. In this episode Stephanie starts off quite upset because Morelli has decided to call their relationship off. Of course we go on to another madcap adventure involving fleas and bubonic plague.

Another enjoyable and entertaining novel.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: Top Secret Twenty-One

Top Secret Twenty-One Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Another enjoyable mad cap adventure with Stephanie and Lula. This time we have Briggs, a little person who has been targeted and Stephanie is delegated to protect and hide. On top of that there are ten chihuahuas to be cared for.

The Plum series is lighthearted and enjoyable.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A whole lot of fun and mayhem. Little old ladies are being murdered and left in dumpsters. Meanwhile, Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter, is on the trail of Uncle Sonny. Stephanie doesn't earn money unless she produces.

Lula, also works in the office and is such a colourful character that you just have to laugh at the very thought of her. In this episode it seems that Lula is one of the few people who keeps seeing a giraffe running loose in the town and she has named him Kevin.

Stephanie is "almost" engaged to Morelli and is still very attracted to Ranger. How will it all end? Who will she marry?

A thorough enjoyable and fun light read. Everyone needs a good laugh.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Review: Invisible

Invisible Invisible by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A serial killer is on the loose but nobody seems to realize that until Emmy Dockerty, whose twin sister was a victim, starts to see a pattern. There are no weapons used except fire, and a very specific fire at that, that until Emmy makes a connection all the fire departments deem as accidental.

This was a very spooky story that kept me on the edge until the very end.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: L is for Lawless

L is for Lawless L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

L is for Lawless, another winner by writer Sue Grafton. I am very attached to Kinsey Millhone and always look forward to another of her madcap adventures. In this episode Kinsey has been asked by a friend to just have a little talk with a friend whose father has died. The friend wants to find his father's Army number or his social security number in order to get help with the $450 expense that the cremation incurred.

The little apartment over the garage that the dad occupied was burgled and Kinsey witnessed two people leaving with a duffel bag. She decided that she would follow them and the adventure started.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars In an enthralling new historical novel from nati...