Janet Evanovich is definitely on a downward spiral as an author; books, 13,14,and 15 were all lack luster and 16 continued to disappoint. This time I didn't order the hard bound book or even the audio book on cd (I used to pre-order both) This time I used an audible credit to download the unabridged book. Less than six hours of less than enjoyable listening later - I'm wondering why I even bothered. My audible credits are worth more than this swill.
Perhaps Ms Evanovich is over extended, perhaps she has nothing but senior moments, perhaps she has delegated the writing to someone else. There must be a reason she is producing this crap and calling it a novel.
Basic review - lacks plot, lacks character development, lacks humor, lacks substance. Hardly worth the wait of a year for a new novel in a series. I hate to cross a female mystery writer off my must read list - but then these days her offerings aren't even worthy of the mystery genre classification.
Gone are the laugh out loud moments; gone is any sexual tension between Stephanie and Joe / or Stephanie and Ranger. Gone is my investment in these characters. So, goodbye Stephanie Plum, it used to be nice to know you - I'll miss you as you were in books 1 through 8; the character you have devolved into isn't one who interests me.
This book is the like ordering a four course meal and getting an energy bar - totally lacking in taste and with hardly enough substance to substance life.
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