This was amazing, and debatebly, the best Scarlett Bernard book yet. There is plenty of the sme essential characters with some fresh characters added, which really enhanced the flavour of the novel as a whole. One of my favourite things about this book is it’s constant element of surprise.
I had plenty of sniffles and together with the complex plotline this was an amazing read. A wonderful dose of fast paced kicking and screaming and a fine element of Scarlett’s special kind of humour with totally inappropriate snark and insults. I can’t think of a better action mystery novel I’ve read in ages.
For the uninitiated Scarlett Bernard reader, you probably really require a good background on her story as an individual, however, you could maybe get away with the first book for this series arc.
Melissa F. Olson is one of my favourite authors and it feels like I've been waiting forever for this next installment in her Scarlett series. And this one didn't disappoint - I really enjoyed it. And she gets extra points for mentioning Joss Whedon as an influence.
I did get confused at one point between Cliff and Clay which probably just proves what we know about reading - people read the beginning of words and then guess the rest so two similar names can cause issues for some readers.
My one story issue was the big gap between when Scarlett texts Cliff to say she's fine and then we don't hear a thing from Cliff for a few chapters. Cliff is her (and her posse's) bodyguard and the last time he saw her she was in danger. Wouldn't a bodyguard be at the hotel waiting to make sure she got back okay? Or leaving angry texts or messages when she stayed AWOL for a while? I mean anyone could have taken her phone and sent a text to say she was okay - I didn't believe that he would let that go unexamined. But there was nothing at all from Cliff and I was thinking it must have some story significance but Cliff reappears some chapters later with no explanation about where's he's been or why he wasn't worried. Not a huge glitch but it did take me out of the story.