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Book 30 - 2019

Book 30: Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich - 285 pages

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
Headless bodies have started appearing across town in Trenton, New Jersey...

At first, it's just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. Then a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church. Stephanie Plum knows that she's the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If that's not enough, Diesel's back in town. The six-foot-tall, blond-haired hunk accepts no limits - that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, isn't pleased at his arrival, nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant with his own plans for Stephanie.

Jersey's favourite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel's sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?

Like all Evanovich novels, this was a very quick read. This time it features zombies, or something behaving like zombies. I actually enjoyed this part of the story, as it broke up the growing monotony of the Stephanie Plum novels. I was probably more frustrated with the introduction of Diesel, as I haven’t read the Diesel books yet specifically because I wanted to finish the Plum books first. Oh well. It’s obvious the storyline is partly ripped from the headlines, but again, I didn’t mind it so much. I do wish Stephanie would just make a call between the men, and that she’d either dump Lula or call her out on her shit more (she caused half the problems Plum finds herself in, which is saying something because Plum gets herself into some pretty dumb situations all on her own). Anyway, a little part of me is pleased I’ve nearly caught up with the publication.

30 / 50 books. 60% done!

8293 / 15000 pages. 55% done!

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