Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Book Review : Elusive by Sara Rosett

Synopsis :

If you enjoy Elizabeth Peter’s Vicky Bliss series or Romancing the Stone, Elusive has the same mix of mystery, international travel, and light romance.

Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, she’s built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black. 
But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zoe’s life goes from delightfully unpredictable to downright frightening.

Plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder, she’s afraid to trust anyone. Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers that takes her from Las Vegas to Italy, but instead of tracking down answers, she only uncovers more questions.

Who was Jack? Is he dead or did he fake his disappearance? And, what was he mixed up in—art theft, the mafia, espionage, or all three?

Review :

People said that don't judge the book from its cover and it was really true for this book. I mean seeing from the cover, you'd thought it was about all about romance. But no. Fortunately I don't judge the book from its cover. I really like the idea about mystery man being investigated by federal agents. I mean you know that it's gonna be roller coaster adventure.

In this case, the main chars are Zoe Hunter and her ex husband Jack Andrews. They are being investigated by FBI regarding I forgot whatisname stock and 12 million dollars transfer. The story is quite long and can be shortened with the same effect. It was quite good story though. Maybe when I read this I am just too tired so I feel nothing except for the ending. I don't want to give spoiler but you should prepare for "unfinished" ending because the story continue into the sequel. As good as the story is it could have been better if the author do much research regarding CIA and FBI. I don't know about FBI and CIA but somehow something doesn't feel right. Maybe it was just my thinking based on reading many story involving FBI, CIA, and other federal or espionage agency. Besides, there's some disconnection between one plot and another. The author have little success connecting between two plots that make you have to think a little harder to connect the dots. To be fair, maybe it was the author plan to explained it clearly in the sequel. Anyway, I recommend this book for people who want to read light mystery.

My ratings : 4 of 5 stars


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