Length: 8 hours 8 minutes
Series: Stephanie Plum #29
Setting: Trenton, NJ
Source: ARC, Audible, NetGalley
Narrator: Lorelei King
Also in this series: Fortune and Glory, Game On
Also by this author: Fortune and Glory, Game On, The Recovery Agent
Unabridged, 1 audiobook file (8 parts), 8 hours 8 minutes 55 seconds_______________Stephanie Plum breaks the rules, flirts with disaster, and shows who’s boss in this “fast and fun” (Publishers Weekly) thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
Monday mornings aren’t supposed to be fun, but they should be predictable. However, on this particular Monday, Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie’s Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Rosolli, who is as reliable as the tides in Atlantic City, hasn’t shown up.
Stephanie’s worst fears are confirmed when she gets a call from Connie’s abductor. He says he will only release her in exchange for a mysterious coin that a recently murdered man left as collateral for his bail. Unfortunately, this coin, which should be in the office—just like Connie—is nowhere to be found.
The quest to discover the coin, learn its value, and save Connie will require the help of Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur, her best pal Lula, her boyfriend Morelli, and hunky security expert Ranger. As they get closer to unraveling the reasons behind Connie’s kidnapping, Connie’s captor grows more threatening and soon Stephanie has no choice but to throw caution to the wind, follow her instincts, and go rogue.
Full of surprises, thrills, and humor, Going Rogue reveals a new side of Stephanie Plum, and shows Janet Evanovich at her scorching, riotous best.
Going rogue sees us returning to New Jersey and the world of Stephanie Plum. It is always comforting (which is weird because she does not live in a comforting place!). I love Lula, Connie, Bob, and even Vinny!
We also get the always interesting criminals on bond. Seriously, there are some crazies. In this story, the focus in on 1 bond-ee in particular and a seemingly worthless coin. There is kidnapping, dinner with the Plums, a funeral, and plenty of Grandma Mazur! Stephanie is officially back with Joe, but there are some moments with Ranger that are hot too. And the obligatory car bombing. Bella (Joe’s grandma who gives people “the eye”) has several appearances in this book and I loved every one of them.
Honestly, the books get a little repetitive but I still enjoy them! The story in this one was interesting (crypto currency) and Stephanie is starting to really question her future.
Lorelei King is a great narrator. Her work is always top notch!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: damsel in distress
- Triggers: View Spoiler »kidnapping « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »I mean, kind of. Romance people won’t like the ambiguity of the Ranger/Joe situation. Its more of an HFN « Hide Spoiler
Nora Roberts, Jana DeLeon, Sue Grafton…then you will probably like Going Rogue!