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A return to form
on 25 February 2014
I have read every installment in the Plum series, and had recently become a little disaffected with the seeming similarity of some of the more recent adventures. However, this latest addition to the series was a very pleasant surprise.
Although there were no surprises, I did think this was a return to form. I loved the constant annihilation of Stephanie's cars, I loved the constant doughnut and chicken munching by the main characters, and the descriptions of Morelli and Ranger are always welcome.
The plot this time around involves Stephanie chasing the usual crazy FTAs, but specifically chasing missing patients from a local hospital that have they mysteriously vanished from. She is also recruited by Ranger to be his date at a friends wedding, which is most hilarious when Ranger relays his phone messages regarding her outfit, that made me lol.
I read this book in two days, and was genuinely sad when it was over. I now realise I'm not bothered if Stephanie remains unmarried and undecided about her love life. I don't care where Ranger's cars are from, and Stephanie's family meals are always interesting, and leave me salivating. I don't think there is anyone else out there writing as proficiently as Janet Evanovich, her unique blend of thriller/comedy are perfect, and she makes it look easy.
I love Lula's wardrobe, and her reactions to those daring enough to mention her size. These are not politically correct novels, and I love them more for it. The characters language reflects the world they live in, and I hope we are invited as readers to visit them there again, and again in the future.