Ahhh Jamie, how can you be such an adept investigator but be so oblivious to what's around you? *sigh*
This series is always a fun, laugh-out-loud, absorbing read. You can't help but like Jamie, a sassy, independent, and strong woman, yet vulnerable and a little unsure (especially when it comes to Kip!) Her banter with Duke is always hilarious, and the gents at the old folks' home (named 'La Vida Boca', a take off on the Ricky Martin song, translated, it means 'The Mouth Life' which made me laugh a bit too, considering the sassy level of many of its residents!) In Jeopardy in July, Jamie is uncovers a case of art forgery that turns into murder and I enjoyed how the story weaved together several threads into one intricate plot. Jamie is also reconsidering the focus of her law practice and I can't wait to see how that develops in coming books. The book capped off with an exciting conclusion that opened up so many possible future storylines (which I'm looking forward to!) My only criticism was that I thought the showdown at the end ended a little abruptly, but it was still satisfying. A few new characters were introduced that I hope to see return, especially Herb, Uncle Teddy and his friends. The heartwarming twist at the end was adorable and left me with a serious case of the feels, if you've been following the series from the beginning, it was a satisfying and endearing end to the book and left me eagerly awaiting the next book.
This book was not as lighthearted as I thought it would be. I guess when I see Nantucket, I'm thinking fun in the sun, a vacation with no worries. This book was nothing like that. This family was so dysfunctional in every way. They all walked around each other like they had corn cobs up the arse. The tension was bleeding through the pages as I swept through this story. I don't know who I felt sorry for the most.
A thoroughly broken family saga that, believe it or not, was a great escape.
Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
A body was found in the pipe.
Harry was working on Sunday. This is his turn to show up on the scene. It was thought of a OD at first.
Not Bosch. He put all the first crime scene data together and it does not sit right with him. So he pushed his way around, and got an autopsy on the next day.
He got in. Got his confirmation. It is not OD but a murder.
That's where the fun begins.
Now he dig further and found that his old comrade was a suspect on a heist.
Only 30% in. Progressing normally. A bit slow. This is Connelly earlier work. And he stick to a format that give you bits of information in a chronological orders. It is like watching TV series 24, that you would not know things that detective Bosch has not come to it yet.
I finished a much loved series this month...The Naturals. with the final book in the 4 book series, Bad Blood...loved it, btw. I also really enjoyed the conclusion to Vicarious Duo, with Ferocious, which I received an ARC of.
I also finished up a few reading challenges, 3 of them this month, actually. A few of the books I've read this month were read just for this purpose. Like the Breakup Support Group, Stalking Jack The Ripper and The First Time She Drowned. I'm actively trying to start less of these so I can finish some of the super long ones.
(Audiobook) Rebound by Noelle August
Finish Date: 07/02
(Kindle eBook) The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young
Finish Date: 07/07
(Audiobook) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Finish Date: 07/11
(e-ARC) Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith
Finish Date: 07/13
(Audiobook) Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Manisculco
Finish Date: 07/20
(e-ARC) Ferocious by Paula Stokes
Finish Date: 07/24
(Audiobook) The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
Finish Date: 07/26
(eBook) Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Finish Date: 07/30
(Audiobook) Follow Me Back by AV Geiger
Finish Date: 07/31
9 Books Total 3,181 Pages (including Audio's)
5 Audiobooks, 2 eBooks, and 2 Netgalley e-ARC's