Friday, June 29, 2007

Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy

The new computer game coming from Monkeewrench has a lot of people dying. Grace McBride and her eccentric partners are trying to keep their past a secret. The new game Serial Killer Detective is being acted out in real life. So the cops are breathing down their necks to find out what is happening. But if they keep stuff to their selves 18 more people could die.

P.J. Tracy are a fabulous writing team! I could not believe all the twists and turns that kept me turning pages. It was never a slow pace book. It kept going and going and going. Yet it was easy to follow along cause once they started adding up all the clues they had to figure out who the killer was. Everything was explained really well and things that were not essential to the case was not touched. That was nice.

Grace McBride was always thinking her past problems were her fault. And the current killings based off her new computer game were once again her fault. Her friends Harley, Roadrunner, Mitch, and Annie all tired to get her to where she would know it was not her fault. They wanted to go on the run once the killings started, but Grace knew there was no point to running. At least, she had her head on her shoulders about most things. I was impressed with her even though she was a little paranoid. I could understand why she was now because of the things that had happened long ago. I really liked Harley and Roadrunner because they both had their eccentricities but were fun loving guys that anyone would want on their side. Officer Magozzi was a sweetie. He wanted to solve the crimes and did his best with the powers that be breathing down on him. He also seemed to have a soft spot for Grace.

This book was awesome! It was fun to read a book set not to far from where I live now. It really helped me get in the mindset of what was going on. Now mind you anyone could read and enjoy this book. I am sure other people feel the same way about books set in the town where they live. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read more in this series.
404 pages/New Author/Author of the Month/ 5 out of 5

Off to reading The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski. :)