Published in: 2006
Edition read: Paperback
Book #: Book 12 in the Stephanie Plum series
FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.
THEN THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS
The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso…street name, Ranger.
NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES
The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.
SOON, THE CHASE IS ON
Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in. Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve…or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum…forever?
OMG. Seriously, how does this series keep getting better?
This one may seem a bit familiar, as an earlier book had a similar idea- Ranger is being hunted down by the cops, again, and has to hide out. Yet it’s different to the earlier book, in that this time, Ranger isn’t the one who is in trouble. It’s the Ranger double, a crazed whacko who looks kinda like Ranger and is causing mayhem for him by kidnapping Ranger’s daughter.
The story is really good. I couldn’t read fast enough, wanting Ranger to find Julie and get her home safely. I liked her character, she was like a mini-ranger and I felt it was well done on Evanovich’s part. Although I wasn’t a fan of how close Ranger and Steph get in this book, I kept mentally screaming “What about Morelli!!!!!”. I did chuckle when Morelli got fed-up and decided to move in with Steph, while Ranger was also living with her. Awkward and hilarious.
Twelve Sharp rating: 10/10. Bloody awesome.
Would I re-read it? Yes!!!!!!!!!
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series. Fans of cosy mysteries with a lot of humour thrown in.
Author’s website: http://www.evanovich.com/novels/plum-series/twelve-sharp/