Look Alive Twenty-Five

(Stephanie Plum #25)

by Janet Evanovich (Goodreads Author) 

3.92  ·   Rating details ·  5,845 ratings  ·  704 reviews

Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Timesbestselling series. 

There’s nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it’s a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they’d better figure out what’s going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

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Well I want to start off by saying I love this series. Always a five star with me, except this time it is slipping. I feel like this book is missing some life to it. Yes, Lula is still a ho at heart. Yes, Morelli is still the hot cop. Yes, Ranger is the lover we all dream about. And Yes!! Stephanie still gets into the most ridiculous situations. But there was no gram and her crazy self or much of the plum family. I miss them in this book. 

Yes this one ends in a cliff hanger, so maybe there is new life for the series after all. I really hope so. I love the characters of this series and I excitedly await each novel, but I almost feel as if this series is ready to be wrapped up in a big bow. It is time for some serious decisions and endings. I could see a couple more books to tie up the ending, but I think it is time to put our loving characters to rest.

Overall the book has it’s usual humor that we have all come to love with Steph and the gang. It is fun and energetic, but missing that zing it normally carries. Here’s hoping that the next novel is a blow out. Not ready to give up on them just yet. Patiently awaiting the next Steph disaster.

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