Title: French Twist
Author: James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Pages: 160 pages
Is this part of a series? Yes, this is book 3 in the Detective Luc Moncrief series.
Published: February 23rd, 2017
Gorgeous women are dropping dead at all the best spots in town. Seemingly healthy, rich women just dying where they stand. Luc and K. must figure out what these women have in common and stop the deaths. Things aren’t always as they seem though.
Across the county, Luc’s friends are having the time of their lives racing their horse, Gaston in the Kentucky Derby. When Gaston wins the couple receive roses- not uncommon, but the note is. Win the next race or else. Or else what? The death of another racing horse answers the question. As one race and then another come closer, Luc and K. must figure out who is threatening the couple and why.
Personally, I liked the second story (The Christmas Mystery) better, because it allowed Luc to be more vulnerable and it showed his relationship growing with K. There is definite chemistry there, though I don’t think either one will ever admit it, nor is Luc anywhere near ready for a new interest. This one allows for you to continue to spend time with the characters, and for them to be fleshed out a bit. K. is definitely growing on me, Luc as well… but more slowly. I am still very interested in the series, but am not yet desperate for the next installment as I am with the Lindsay Boxer and Alex Cross series’. I often wonder if I would prefer these books in full novel form… but honestly, I don’t think they would work other than as a bookshot. All in all a fast, interesting read.
On the adult content scale, there is drug use, language, and violence; though none of which are extreme. I would still let my niece read this, though, so I am going to say fourteen and up. I give it a five.
The book is out. Have you read it?
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