I enjoyed the first couple of books in this series, trudged through the third, then downloaded this one because it sounded better than the others. A couple of pages in and I'm reminded of something this writer does that drives me nuts. She includes the phrases, "mentally shook her head" or "mentally shook his head" so often that it's jarring. It pulls me out of the story as I realize there it is again! People don't mentally shake their heads anyway. I wish she'd express the situation in a different way.
2/3 the way through, and I'm skimming to get through. I read more "mentally shook her head" and decide on a whim to do a search on my Kindle. I count a total of 103 either "shook his head," "shook her head," "mentally shook his head," or " mentally shook her head." There was even one "her mind shook." What?
Another phrase that is noticeably overused is some variant of "surge of adrenaline" or "adrenaline rushed through her." 23 times.
I want go enjoy this book, but I just can't.