Saturday, December 23, 2006

Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

Meh... That would be the word to sum up my reaction to this book. Somehow in the last couple of books, Janet Evanovich has lost the charm that made me enjoy the previous titles in this series so much. Again I had the sense of her plugging in the various bits of the formula for a Stephanie Plum book but there was nothing to hold the whole story together and make it memorable.

Which is too bad, because it's an interesting premise. Stephanie's sexy bounty hunter pal Ranger has run into some trouble and gone into hiding. The feds seem to be looking for him, as is a somewhat crazed woman claiming to be his wife. And then there's the ten year old girl who has been kidnapped and who both Ranger and Stephanie desperately want to find. There's a lot going on in this novel, and it could have made for a really exciting, edge-of-your seat type of fluffy suspense novel, but alas, the whole thing pretty much fell flat for me.

Here's hoping that Evanovich's unique voice kicks in again for book thirteen...

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