Sunday, August 2, 2009

One For the Money by Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, 1994
ISBN: 0312990456
Source: Birthday Gift
Stephanie Plum has been out of work long enough to force her to sell off furniture, appliances and jewelry just to survive. After telling her parents that she has been out of work for six months they suggest she visit her cousin Vinny the bail bondsman for a clerical job. Reluctantly she does so and finds out from his secretary the position has been filled. She also lets her know how much she could earn as a bounty hunter. The biggest payoff is to be made if she can capture someone who has periodically come into her life to torment her, Officer Joseph Morelli. Bringing him in would net her $10,000. When Vinny refuses to give her the job she threatens to reveal certain secrets to his wife. Vinny gives in. This is where Stephanie’s life takes a dangerous turn. Inexperienced as a bounty hunter and determined to get Morelli may just get her killed. I put off reading this book every time something “more interesting” came along. This author was recommended to me by three different teachers who know I predominantly read Young Adult books. I was very pleased with the book and will definitely read more. She does an excellent job of keeping you on the edge of your seat as you get caught up in the action. I give this book a 5 out of 5 rating.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being part of 9 for '09. sometimes, you just need to be ready for a book, no matter how great everyone says it is!