Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.
This is book two in the Drew Stirling series. It isn't really necessary to have read book one, Undressed to The Nines, but it might help to get what happened to Drew in that book, as its not all laid out for you here. I have read it, but don't think its an absolute necessity.
I did enjoy book one, but this one? not so much. Not really sure why, either.
Drew has tried to put her past behind her, going back to school on the other side of the country is a good way to do that. Ben helps her relocate in San Diego. But there is a killer on the loose, and Drew once again finds herself caught up in all manner of horrid things.
We do, again, get to hear from everyone, and it takes time for killer to be made obvious, but I picked up a little bit, not all, granted, but some before that point. I liked how it took time for everyone to get with the programme, to get their lines converged so the full picture became clear.
Its messy, again, but being kidnapped and drugged would never be clean and tidy, now would it?
It does has something that made me throw the kindle at the wall, and it wasn't the ending. "She drug herself out of bed" that's the line that caused my poor kindle to be thrown across the room. She did NOT drug herself, she DRAGGED!!! This is a major bugbare of mine, and I'm sorry if you disagree with me, but I hate the use of the word drug, when it should be dragged!
Since I did finish it, and we do get inside all the creepy-ass minds....
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