Book Review for NetGalley – Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich

cover117570-medium.png Dangerous Minds

The irrepressibly charming duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon returns in another gripping mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace.

Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight’s odd life. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson’s house.

Together, this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.

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In a word? Laugh Out Loud. Honestly and truly.

A crime-fiction novel that is so light and funny is a rare find. Dangerous Minds is one of such novels. Likable characters, interesting plot and a happy end to boot.

Did I say likable characters? Well, all four of main characters are a joy to get to know and go on adventure with. From eccentric billionaire Emerson Knight to Buddhist Monk Wagu, I loved them all.

I love the books that you can feather out for quotes and funny phrases. I had to keep myself from stopping and writing down funny and ridiculous sayings all the time.

The plot itself gets really windy and boring when it comes to all the scientific mambo-jumbo. I have to admit, I browsed through those bits.

In all honesty, the plot itself is not that important and interesting, besides the disappearing island fact. What was fun and interesting is the interaction between characters. Oh my… don’t get me started on Vernon)))

The evil characters are really comically evil. They are fun.

All in all, I loved the book. I laughed a lot. The book left me wanting more of the same. I do not think I will read the first novel in the series only because I want to see how Knight/Moon relationship develops rather how it started.

Thank you

Enjoy


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