by Janet Evanovich
Although it was a very enjoyable read, I felt it was a bit more serious and less hilarity all the time!
That wasn't a bad thing...it just had a bit different feel!
Stephanie and Lula discussing the fact that Lula is "the worst shot on the planet..."."
"Boy, that's hurtful. As it happens I have an eyesight problem."
"I didn't know that. What wrong with your vision?"
"I can't see real good."
"What about glasses?"
"I got them but they ruin my appearance."
"Are you supposed to wear them when you drive?"
"Only if I want to see things like signs. I can see big things like cars."
"Good grief. Put your glasses on."
Lula searched through her purse, found her glasses, and put them on. They were shocking pink and oversized with rhinestones embedded in the frame. She looked like a black Elton John. (p 183-184)
I felt Janet was dating herself a bit on this one! I remember Elton John's get-ups quite well since that was my young era! I quite remember a concert of his in Indianapolis when I was 20. He was amazing! Of course, I was a bit 'impaired' from overcelebrating by the concert's end, but really, he is quite a showman!
Morelli is sick and considering quitting the police force...what?!? Really?!? Yep...and...he's made some changes in his personal life!
...Morelli had always seemed invincible to me. He waded through crap every day and it all washed off in the shower. Even as a kid he was constantly getting into trouble and landing on his feet. He broke his leg and he was fine. He was shot and he was fine. Never defeated. And now he was the victim of cramping and diarrhea and he wasn't sounding good. It was so atypical for Morelli that it was hard for me to wrap my head around it. (p 208)
As the creepy guy is explaining to Stephanie...
"Healthcare is just another way of allowing employers and the government to control you. What's the first thing they do when you step into a doctor's office? The take your clothes. It's a power grab. A naked man has no power."
Clearly he doesn't know Ranger. (p 212)
Mmmmm...Ha! I bet that's so, Stephanie! We do get quite a bit of Ranger in this book!
And guess who tackles the main creep in the end? Stephanie? Nope... Lula? Nope... I almost stood up and cheered!