“Stephanie is trying to make some money picking up any skips she can find especially the one who's out on a $1 million bond. In the meantime, she agrees to help Ranger protect an old military buddy who's being stalked which also puts her in the line of danger. She and Morelli are also getting closer and there's talk about marriage which scares the crap out of them both. Complete with the usual antics, car bombs and humor, #19 will keep Plum fans entertained.”Azuree wrote this review Monday, December 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very entertaining. One of her better ones.”Stacy C wrote this review Monday, December 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Much better than the last few but the characters need to grow.”Chris S wrote this review Sunday, December 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm sooo glad I didnt waste any money on this book. After being such a fan I can honestly say its not worth it anymore. No progression in story line, no progression in settling which guy she wants, I dont think she even got a a skip into custody by herself, Lula wasnt funny just hungry with her catch pharses, and even Grandma Mazur couldnt help this story line to be honest. I think Evanovich lost her touch and needs to end this series and move on.”Nikki R wrote this review Sunday, December 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Continuing the disastrous fortune of Stephanie Plum, this book has a great mystery as Plum tries to figure how people are disappearing from the local hospital. Riddled with other little mysterious nuances, I found the book light, fun and a delightful read. Towards the middle, things started to become clear, and the mystery's conclusion felt predictable. I loved the zing of adding "Tiki" in the mix, as it created some sort of fun psycho atmosphere, haha! The situations Plum ends up in add good action and suspense as she encounters the tough, crazy, or just plain deadbeat side of society, as per her job entails.
"Even when I was a kid I had a knack for pushing the boundaries of common sense and normal behavior. I walked into the boys' bathroom in grade school because I was convinced I was invisible. I jumped off the roof of my parents' garage because I thought I could fly. And that was the tip of the iceberg.
An I'm still pushing boundaries, flopping around in water that's over my head. And here's the scary part that I wouldn't say out loud to anyone ...I'm a little addicted to it." (210)
Character-wise, I found everyone, old and new, to have great and distinctive personalities, which with this series, really make the book. Stephanie continues to be ever vigilant in catching her targets, her grandmother takes on the role of a saucy spy, Lula is her usual outgoing wild self, which I loved, and Morelli & Ranger to just get in the way. I know Ranger helps Plum out a lot throughout the book, but it's their relationship that I found got in the way. Neither Plum's relationship with Morelli, nor Ranger, seem to develop in this book. This unfortunately also means that the series as a whole didn't develop much, as there are no startling revelations that could impact anything in Plum's life. Morelli makes several references towards love and marriage, but truthfully with Plum still having some sort of feelings towards Ranger, I can't see that happening any time soon. In all, this book is a nice installment in the Plum series and should be a great read if your looking for a little adventure and fun.
First Line: " 'I don't know why we gotta sit here baking in your car in the midle of the day, in the middle of the summer, in the middle of this crummy neighborhood,' Lula said." (3)
Last Line: "I need a date." (302)
" 'Just remember who got you into the building,' briggs said. 'I want to be there when you get Cubbin. And I don't want to be left out of the television show either. Little people are sexy now. Have you seen Game of Thrones? We're hot.' " (154)
" 'Say what? I'm a 'ho, not Donald Trump. I don't got that kind of money. Would you be willing to hold a mortgage?'
'We should go now,' I said to Lula." (162)”
“Not up to her usual standard of a fun read.”Becky G wrote this review Saturday, December 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good one! Same group of familiar characters, same zany goings-on. This one had a fair amount of the original spunk back. The description talked about Gramma Mazur going undercover at an 'old folks home' and I was psyched for some really fun scenes, but they didn't happen. But stuffing the midget into the drop box was good... I was good and didn't take out the sticker in the back of the book, but I wish Stephanie would hurry up and choose one guy or the other!”Karen P wrote this review Saturday, December 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another fun installment in the series, though not as good as some of the first ones. What happened to Albert Kloughn? And what about her sister and the crazy girls, or the trans friend? I hope they show up in the next one.”Rebecca W wrote this review Friday, November 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was okay...to be honest I was kind of bored...”Jacqueline Lee wrote this review Thursday, November 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No