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Book Review: One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke opens with six friends arriving in Greece to celebrate an upcoming wedding. Each one of the women have a secret, and one of them is determined to make sure the wedding doesn't happen. And, one of them ends up dead. Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and G.P. Putnam's Sons for a digital Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke. I was ecstatic to be selected to read this book in exchange for my honest review. Wow! I'm at a loss of what to say about One of the Girls because it was that fantastic. Fun. Engrossing. Well Written. Unputdownable. These are just a few words I'd use to describe this novel.  There were red herrings galore. With that being said, I had my suspicions that the "killer" was one of two people, and one of them ended up being the killer, so I was happy with my deduction. On the other hand, I couldn't figure out who the victim was going to be, and I was completely surprised b

Book Review: Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich

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Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich takes place in Trenton, New Jersey. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has her hands full with baby-sitting a boa constrictor, bodies appear without their heads, and zombies start appearing all over town. To top things off, Diesel appears in Stephanie's apartment and is being quite secretive for him.

Was I surprised that zombies made an appearance in this installment of the Stephanie Plum series? With growing popularity of shows like The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, it didn't surprise me at all. Who can blame Evanovich for taking advantage of the popularity of zombie shows and adding an element to one of her books? I certainly don't blame her. I enjoyed that this put a slightly different spin on the series.

However, I didn't care for the love triangle in Hardcore Twenty-Four. I'm not a huge fan of Diesel and wasn't too excited about him making an appearance in this installment. Thankfully, he wasn't featured too heavily and played more of a supporting role than he has in the other book appearances.

This storyline did follow the same type of formula the rest of her books do with everything being tied up neatly at the end. That's one of the reasons I enjoy the series. Although I did enjoy Hardcore Twenty-Four, there were parts that I felt like it dragged a bit, which is the reason I gave it four out of five stars. If you enjoyed Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich, I recommend In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French.

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