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Book 21 - 2017

Book 21: Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich – 312 pages|

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
She's accidentally destroyed a dozen cars. She's a target for every psycho and miscreant this side of the Jersey Turnpike. Her mother's convinced she'll end up dead . . . or worse, without a man. She's Stephanie Plum, and she kicks butt for a living (well, she thinks it sounds good to put it that way. . . .). It begins as an innocent trip to the deli-mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion, which leads to the destruction of yet another car. It would be just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum, except that she becomes the target of a gang---and of an even scarier, more dangerous force that comes to Trenton. With super bounty hunter Ranger acting more mysteriously than ever (and the tension with vice cop Joe Morelli getting hotter), she finds herself with a decision to make: how to protect herself and where to hide while on the hunt for a killer known as the Junkman. There's only one safe place, and it has Ranger's name all over it---if she can find it. And if the Junkman doesn't find her first. With Lula riding shotgun and Grandma Mazur on the loose, Stephanie Plum is racing against the clock in her most suspenseful novel yet. Ten Big Ones is page-turning entertainment, and Janet Evanovich is the best there is.

Another Stephanie Plum novel. This one unmasks Ranger’s physical location in Trenton and needless to say its as mysterious as Ranger. I liked this inclusion; the body wash and the housekeeper and just the general imagery of Ranger’s place really works for me, and it had me looking around my own home wishing it could be that nice! The story itself is fairly standard - Ranger, Morelli, Stephanie love triangle, crazy Lula and Grandma, fairly standard crime in crime riddled Trenton. Funny stuff as usual, but not ground breaking, and it certainly doesn’t require me to think too hard. Enjoyable.

21 / 50 books. 42% done!

9126 / 15000 pages. 61% done!

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Tags: comedy, crime fiction

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