I am an absolute fan of O’Hare & Fox written jointly by Janet and Lee. Having read all five previous novels and two short stories it was disappointing that this novel written without Lee has lost the repartee and flow of previous novels. The disconnect in O’Hare and Fox’s relationship in this novel contrasts clearly with how their relationship developed in the previous three novels. Even Jake is portrayed differently taking the espri d’cor out of his character. I give all the previous other novels 10 stars a book they are a really good entertaining read. Unfortunately I only give this three stars due to poor transition and continuity with the characters. Plot was great but lack of continuance took away from the usual feel good funny story lines. Please bring Lee back 🤭
I haven't read any of the previous Fox and O'Hare books, however I did not find that this was an issue, as there was enough back story of how they came to be partners to get me through.
Now, I may be in the minority, however with the exception of Kate, Nick and (most of the time) her father Jake, I really didn't like any of the characters.
Vicky was just a vapid, self-important wannabe Kardashian. Cosmo just came across as a babbling 13 years old girl rather than an FBI Agent.
But this could just be me.
This book (and I am guessing the previous books) have a Plum-esque feel to them (silly sidekicks, explosions, so many explosions) which is not surprising. I wasn't sure with a co-author if Janet Evanovich's writing style would come through as much - though really, with the writing style of this book, it could have been all her work.
I liked the cross country continents jaunt that we are taken on and the hijinx that this group gets up to.
I am torn with how to rate this book. Yes, I enjoyed it, however I didn't find it anything new or exciting. It was like reading a Plum book, with names changed to protect the innocent.
Will I read more of this series? Yeah, sure, probably.