Jake Abraham’s a wet-behind-the-ears PI with an office and one heck of a first case. It fell to him because nobody else will touch it.
– I heard the audiobook version, and I think that made all the difference. The narrator pulls off the unassuming, still learning PI vibe very well. The first person perspective serves well here.
– I’m going to use quotation marks even though I might be paraphrasing here: “… unless she was held against her will or dead against her will.” That’s the kind of humor you can expect from this book. You either love it or hate it.
– The bad guy’s not particularly believable, but that’s typical of these sorts of books. Jake zeros in on the bad guy pretty handily even though nobody else will believe him.
– Things sort of just work out, but Jake’s lovable all the same. I think there’s room for his character to grow and sharpen his skills.
– Content warning: off-screen sex, some curses, including a half dozen f-bombs
– The title still doesn’t make much sense to me, but I’m going to chalk that up just one of those things.
– Narration – 5/5
– Story – 4/5
– Characterization – 4.5/5
Jake Abraham’s a PI you may want to keep an eye on. He’s going to have many exciting adventures ahead.
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