Wow, book three again was a fantastic read. The books in the series so far have all been great.
So, what happens in this book? In the first story Ryo and Dee have to investigate separate from each other, one has to chase a psychopathic murderer and the other a human trafficking ring. But both cases have more connections than either of them would have believed.
The second story is a Christmas story, in which we find out more about Ryo's background. And there is a very sweet kissing scene. ;)
And at last there is another story with Bikky and Carol. Bikky finds a competitor in Lai, but both seem to be pretty equal in strength and skill. Maybe it makes more sense to combine their efforts?
Yet again, Volume 3 of Fake does not disappoint! This time round, Matoh has wisely steered the series around the danger of it becoming the Dee and Ryo/Bikky and Carol show. Police Commisioner Berkeley Rose makes a sceond appearence, bringing in FBI Agent Diana Spacey as a means of ruffling the feathers of Dee and Ryo. Not only does Ryo have JJ as a love rival, Dee now has to contend with Berkeley for Ryo! (It's unbelievable but you have to love it! ^-^) Not only that, but other members of the police force, such as Drake, put in more of an appearence as minor characters. This is a nice touch which adds further volume to this volume. Yet again, there are more pant-wettingly funny antics from Dee and Bikky and more near misses with a much confuddled Ryo, who also gets a lovely flashback into his past and spends Christmas Eve with Dee (aw[...]) Need I say too much more? Fake is just brilliant.
The series gets better and better! The crimes Dee and Ryo solve keep up the action, while their relationship makes for some hilarious moments as well as some incrediably sweet ones. The Bikky story also shows a nice progression, although it can be a bit jarring to find a slightly older Bikky. Still, very good!!! A must read for anyone!!! For those new to the series, you can read it without the previous two, but it makes better reading after vol. 1 and 2.