Ok…after wanting to throw book #1 across the room multiple times, this was a bit of an improvement.
It is not so much a sequel, as it is a spinoff, which was interesting. It didn’t resolve any of my questions from book 1, but at least I didn’t have to deal with the biggest asshole character ever written anymore.
The premise in this book is so unbelievable that I rolled my eyes more than once, because, COME ON.
Our detective is called to a murder seen where the victim is her doppelgänger, and is using the assumed name that she used while an undercover officer. I understand people looking alike but to resemble someone close enough that people close to both parties don’t pick up on it (boyfriend, roommates, etc)? And they’re not related? I don’t buy it for a minute.
If you can suspend disbelief there for a bit, then it gets pretty interesting. The murder itself, and discovering whodunnit sucked me in (reluctantly), and I powered through this quickly.
I’m going to continue on with the series, mainly because I found the next couple books at a warehouse sale and got a great deal on them…. and because as much as I get frustrated by the crazy plot lines and ridiculous endings, there’s something about them that keeps me reading. I would like to point out that this is the second book in a row where the true guilty party isn’t fully punished for what they did, and basically gets off on a technicality. This better not become a theme, or there will be more book-throwing in my future.
3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.