Monday, August 26, 2013

Book #51–Fool Me Twice

51IM-SzuJNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_I loved the Jesse Stone series from Robert Parker and was sad to think it ended with his death. Apparently it hadn’t, as I saw Fool Me Twice at the library, written by an author approved by his estate. Spenser lives on as well, with a different author.

In this one we have a series of intertwined stories. Stone has a run in with a rich girl that has no respect for the law and causes a car accident while texting. He has to deal with her parents, while also managing a movie shoot. We see the ex-husband of the starlet on a mission, and also Crow coming in to bodyguard the starlet.

It’s a series of twists, which remind me of Parker, but the tension, the thoughtfulness and insight of Stone isn’t there. Not sure what the exact different is, but I don’t feel this has the depth of the Parker books. I enjoyed it, but it felt disappointing. Especially after I thought Atkins did a great job continuing the Spenser character.

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