Title: Look Alive Twenty-Five
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Cozy mystery, humor
Is this part of a series? Yes, book #25 of the Stephanie Plum series.
Published: November 13th, 2018
(Courtesy of Goodreads)
There’s nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, coleslaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it’s a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they’d better figure out what’s going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.
Let’s be real… we don’t turn to this series for in-depth, thought provoking literature. We’re here to have a really good time. This is fluffy, ridiculous and off the wall. It isn’t badly written, but this is not the series that will earn Evanovich a lot of awards. You know how the story’s going to go- the same as the last 20+ books. There’s going to be some really great characters and fantastic interactions, tons of inappropriate jokes, Stephanie’s going to bungle at least half of her Bounty Hunter gigs, Morrelli and Ranger are going to have to save her at least twice and, with a bit of dumb luck, the case will be solved. I get these books when I need to relax with a good laugh. That said, these aren’t books I feel I have to own. I was #37 in line at my library, and I didn’t mind the wait.
Now, I will say that there was a special guest in this book from my preferred series. It makes me hopeful for more on the Lizzy and Diesel series. (I mean, there has to be, right? There are seven deadly sins and they only got through three.) Wulf added some drama and interesting interactions that made this one even more fun. For me, this was a three star book- it was really good, but not one of those books that stick with you.
On the adult content scale, there’s a lot. Language, violence, drug use, sexual innuendo and content. I would definitely say this one’s geared toward adults. Let’s give it a seven.
The book is out- have you read it?
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