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Don't mess with Jenny or it could well be the last thing you do
22 August 2015
So much going on in this story, especially at the beginning but then as I got further into the book the events/characters all started falling into place. The three women investigators, well two of them, Lizzy and Hayley, come across as tough-talking; Kitally’s role was as an insurance scammer investigator and played a lesser role in the story.
With bullying so much in the news these days the main story was quite topical and gave an insight into the mind of one person who had been severely bullied and how she coped (or didn’t cope) with it all those years down the track. Some of Jenny’s methods of dealing out revenge on her victims seemed somewhat improbable and there was a sense of airy-fairiness thinking on the writer’s part as to how easy it was to despatch someone and then dispose of every skerrick of evidence. Alongside Jenny’s story there were the cases of the insurance company scammers, the lost pug dog, the rapist/kidnapper. To bring in the personal side of things, we read how Lizzy had to deal with the family of her comatose fiancé who were insisting on keeping him alive when Lizzy had the authority to “turn off the machines”.
It was interesting reading, albeit a tad implausible at times - not riveting - and I might be tempted to read the sixth book in the series to see what Lizzy did with her life after her decision to go to the other side of the law and deal to criminals her way, which was not the way the law would do it.