Thursday, July 30, 2009

Death by Denim

Author: Linda Gerber
Pages: 224
Published: May 2009, Sleuth Speak
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Romance
Cover Score: A for Awesome, as always! (:
Overall Rating: A

   Aphra Connolly is on the run again. She's gotten in the way of a very crazy-dangerous man named the Mole, who is ready for his revenge on her after she got in the way of stopping him from killing a family who had betrayed him long ago--a family that includes Aphra's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Seth Mulo, who has been running his whole life. Now she's finally safe--she hopes--hiding under a fake name in France. That is, until her CIA agent mom's French contact is found dead in the Seine River. The murder sends Aphra into a whirlwind of action behind her mom's back, including leading a dangerous mission to lure the Mole out of hiding and get rid of him once and for all. But little does she know, the Mole has a plan, too: a plan that will put her in Seth in grave danger...
   My thoughts: I will admit, for the first few chapters of the book, I wasn't quite sure where the plot was going. It was even a little slow for me. I was often confused about what was happening in the story and kept on thinking, Will this be as good as the first two books? But I kept on reading.
   Indeed, I was not disappointed. I honestly don't know how Linda Gerber does it. The creativity and writing in this book blew me away once again. I fell in love with all of the awesomeamazing characters that were so well-created that they felt almost real to me: Seth, Aphra, Ryan...I love them all! This storyline was just as unique, fun, and quick as the previous two. By the time I hit the middle, I was madly flipping pages. Warning: This book is addictive. I was so hooked on the characters and suspense and crazy action that I couldn't stop reading until the very very end. Which brings me to my next point: PLEASE let there be a sequel. I was so sad when the book was over. I'm still craving more!
  All the CIA action and details in this book can be a little confusing, though. I will say, some of the twists and turns in the story happened so fast that I got a little lost. 
   I definitely hope that Linda Gerber will continue this series. They're unique, fast, and pull you into the plot! Plus, I'm not ready to say good-bye to Aphra and Seth just yet!

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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I didn't read the whole review because I haven't read the first two books, and I hate spoiling myself :P. But I read the end of it and if you like it so much, maybe I'll give it a shot!

Good review :)


Brooke Reviews said...

I read Death by Latte, and thought it was pretty good. Death by Denim has been on my shelf for awhile, I should probably pick it up and read it :D

Great review! :)

Juju said...

Sounds cute.