Friday, October 29, 2021

Game On

Game On by Janet Evanovich
11/2/21; 320 pages
Atria Books
Stephanie Plum Series #28

Game On by Janet Evanovich is the very highly recommended and hilarious 28th book in the Stephanie Plum series.

Stephanie Plum, bail bond enforcement agent for her Uncle Vinnie, has fellow apprehension agent Diesel drop in on her in the middle of the night. It seems that they are both searching for the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, a likely insane international computer hacker. While long time boyfriend and Police investigator Joe Morelli might not be thrilled the two are working together, Diesel has connections that can only help Stephanie. The main case leads them to a hacker group. Stephanie and Lulu have some other people to find too. To complicate matters, Lulu is having a crisis since her hair stylist left and everyday seems like a bad hair day. Grandma is still full of her own brand of wisdom and Stephanie's mom starts a new addiction.

After some disappointing reads, I needed a madcap, comical, and lively novel. Game On was a perfect diversion and provided the novel I craved. Yes, it is a little crazy. There are murders, cars destroyed and plenty of threatening actions, but it is also witty, entertaining and satisfying. The plot moves at a fast pace which makes this enjoyable and engaging diversion that will hold your attention.

The characters are known to many, but Evanovich provides enough background information that new readers won't feel left out. Although this is the 28th book in the series I think if would be easy for someone new to the series to jump into it with Game On. I have not read even close to every Stephanie Plum book and I enjoyed this one immensely. It was funny and entertaining along with plenty of action and potential danger.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Atria books via NetGalley.

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