Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich – Book Review
Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich – Book Review
Knight & Moon Book Two
Author – Janet Evanovich
Publisher – Headline Review
Pages – 320
Released – 20th June 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1472225559
Format – ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
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Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus has lost his island of solitude and wants it back. The Pacific island had a mountain, beaches, a rainforest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace.
Boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable mystery. Finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues start leading to a dark and sinister secret, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists his cousin Vernon and Riley Moon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape Emerson Knight’s odd world. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood.
Together, this mismatched trio will embark on a world-wide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.
Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich is the second book in the Knight & Moon series and the second that I have read, the first being ‘Curious Minds‘. Once again we meet up with the unlikely team of millionaire eccentric Emerson Knight and his new side-kick ex-bank worker Riley Moon – To find out how the two ended up working together you will need to read book one.
This time the pair are on the trail of a missing island. Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus arrives at Emerson’s house looking for his help. It would seem that whilst relaxing on his Pacific Island a group of men arrived and dragged him off the island, which now has disappeared.
The new sleuths check old maps that show the island in place but new footage of the area shows that the island is no longer there, surely someone couldn’t steal an island? Whilst on the trail the trio, along with Emerson’s cousin Vernon discover some alarming information and tread on a few too many toes. Now there is a price on their heads coming from a secret organisation. Can they discover what happened to the island or have they bitten more than they can chew this time?
If you like wacky, slapstick books then you will love this one. Emerson Knight is as eccentric as they come. He talks in riddles – That’s when he’s not consulting himself on matters – His huge mansion is a zoo and he likes to stick his nose into other peoples business.
Riley Moon is your average woman in her twenties. She was hoping to make a career in banking until Emerson ruined that for her. She is now his side-kick, confidant and chauffeur – She has the pick of Emerson’s supercars at her disposal and tries to keep him on the straight path but Emerson isn’t easy to manipulate.
Their two accomplices in this book, Wayan the monk with his wise words and martial arts skills and Vernon and his stomach which apparently tells him when troubles on the way lead many of the laughs. They were the perfect comedy pairing.
The book takes place mainly in Yellowstone National Park and Hawaii and follows them as they try to find out why someone would steal an island, what would they need it for and who could be behind the stealing? – Plus where could you even hide an island?
I absolutely adored the first book and raced through it. Dangerous Minds, whilst it was still very enjoyable at times felt like there was a bit of padding and unnecessary scenes which I’ll admit to skipping by on a few occasions. Some chapters dragged a little whilst others held my attention the whole way through.
I do hope that there will be a third book in the series as I adore Knight and Moon, and even Vernon. I love the way that Emerson looks at life and the way he uses his brain to deduce what is happening, he’s logical but illogical if you get what I mean.
If you love crazy, funny books and are into detective novels then I would suggest giving this series a read. Whilst I feel this book could be read as a stand-alone, I would suggest reading book one first.
Reviewed by Stacey
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About the Author
Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Troublemaker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.
I like the look of this, I’ll have a read of your review of the first book now.
Wonderful, the first book was amazing.
This sounds like a great read! I am going to keep an eye on this series now 🙂
If you love books filled with humour, this is the one to read.
Sounds like Emerson is a modern Sherlock Holmes
He really is. You can hear Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock voice as you read.
This sounds really interesting (and different from what I usually read). I’ll need to check it out.
It really is.
This sounds quite different
It is very different
Sounds like a book I might enjoy will have to add to my tbr , great review.
Thank you. I hope you get to read it.
This sounds really different than the other Janet Evanovich novels that I have read. I really liked the Stephanie Plum series until it became the same book over and over again!
I’ve never read that series. This is most amusing.
A new series by Janet! Yah, she is one of my favorite authors. Great review!