Book Review

TWISTED TWENTY-SIX by Janet Evanovich

Rating: 3.5 / 5

TWISTED TWENTY-SIX by Janet Evanovich was my first audiobook of 2020! I pulled the Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt for “a book with 20 or “twenty” in the title”. I held off on checking this auidobook out of the library for this specific prompt since I knew it would be perfect for the prompt.

As the title conveys TWISTED TWENTY-SIX is the 26th book in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ, though not an especially good one. In this series you can expect anything and everything to go wrong in the most bizarre way possible. In this installment Grandma Mazur has been widowed (again) after a 45 minute marriage. Her late husband was mob affiliated and everyone thinks she knows where he left the keys to the fortune of some shady individuals. When Grandma becomes the target of death threats and kidnapping plots, Stephanie is on the case to find the keys and protect Grandma.

This series is very formulaic and it requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, but these books are a very fun read. They will make you hungry (Stephanie an impressive metabolism) and they will give you a good chuckle with a cast of very quirky characters. It gets classified under mystery, but to my mind they really are more humor and general fiction. These are fantastic on audio and with the exception of just the first book I believe there has been one consistent narrator throughout.

These books largely work as stand-alones. In each novel the characters and the basic premise are reintroduced. The world in these books has modernized over the years, but the characters don’t age.

This wasn’t my favorite of the series, but still a fun read to check off my “twenty” title and I’ll look forward to the next installment due out in the fall.

Reading Challenge Categories:

#PopsugarReadingChallenge – a book with 20 or “twenty” in the title

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