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I like that Stephanie got to try something different...
14 November 2018
First thoughts: this book was a bit of a hot mess. There were parts that didn't make sense and it felt like it was rushed, or it read that way to me. However, I do appreciate Janet Evanovich letting Stephanie stay at a different job for a while. I believed the set up that the bond office had gotten the deli as payment. So this part was interesting and it read like Stephanie enjoyed the rhythm of the work as a manager. Just as Stephanie hates monotony (and monogamy) I hate that it's just sometimes the same thing over and over for Stephanie. I like that she got to try something different.
The whole kissing Ranger when she's with Morelli--I have to ask if Janet Evanovich has written herself into a corner?
There was only one or two jokes that were really funny, but most of it was sick, like Lula kept repeating. There was an idea of a show where the diners of a cafe eat people. A man's appendage on a hot dog roll shows up on a flash drive. This part felt really dark. I couldn't actually believe I was reading it in a Janet Evanovich book at that stage. The Cannibal Cafe made me feel sick to my stomach.
I think Lula read a bit more dumber than usual and the most interesting character was Wulf, by far.
Overall, not as much fun as other Janet Evanovich books but still a read that might occupy a few hours.