Thursday, August 22, 2013

Are You a Killjoy?



Welcome to a wild ride in Killjoy by Julie Garwood.  This is novel is the third in the Buchanan-Renaud series.  A ride you don’t want to miss.

Synopsis:

This would not be a good day for Avery at work.  She is waiting for news of whether there still is a job as she nurses a sore knee.  There are also plans to meet her Aunt Carrie at the fabulous spa Utopia.  Her aunt has been begging her to go on vacation and spend some time together. Carrie leaves her estranged husband Tony at the airport in La and is picked up by the notorious assassin Monk.  She decides to look forward to this vacation and can’t wait to share it with her niece.   Why is Avery not answering her phone?   As Avery begins to wrap work up to head on vacation she runs into some distractions.   John-Paul Renaud is searching for Monk. (See Mercy as to why?) When Avery reaches the spa she finds out that her reservation has been cancelled.  Why?  One thing leads to another and a chilling phone call is made at the spa to Avery.  This phone lists instructions for how to save her aunt and the two women trapped with her at the spa house, and John-Paul is included in this game.  Will they be able to figure out what Monk is up to?

My Thoughts:

This first time I read this novel I felt underwhelmed.  There was no excitement for me and no desire to want to find out what would happen next.  This time through I listened to the audio book.  I have to say that I couldn’t wait to get back to the story and find out would these women survive?  And who was truly behind the game?  I am not going to giveaway spoilers so you will have to read it yourself. 

The characters in this novel were great! I loved how the theme seems to be there is definitely someone for everyone.  I love how the author compares and contrasts between Avery and John-Paul’s relationship and Monk and Jilly’s relationship.   The humor is always enjoyable.  A series worth reading!

Rating:

4/5

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