Friday, October 29, 2021

Foul Play

 Installment # 59 in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods turned out to be a bit surprising.  There were more twists and turns than a typical book in this series.  The client is also a bit more layered than many of them- it is not really clear whether he is innocent and naive or a manipulator in disguise.   This book will have Stone flying back and forth to the Cape and CA.  If you like to travel vicariously through your books and characters you will enjoy all the descriptions of flying private and glamourous living.  Of course it wouldn't be a book about Stone without bedroom scenes but these are more implied than many of the other books in the past- I must say I enjoy this format more; it's kind of like a movie cutting to the doorway and then the post action scene as the resumption of the story.  The series will keep everyone engaged to see where Stone and Holly's relationship goes going forward.  Always a fun thriller to read and this one even had a bit of a shocking ending

Foul PlayFoul Play by Stuart Woods
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a bit more surprising than many of the Stone Barrington books. There were definitely more twists and turns than many of the recent installments. While Stone is definitely following in his bedroom tryst ways, there is a bit of a hint at developing the relationship with Holly Barker in a different direction than previously expected. The readers will have to stay tuned to see how that turns out. The client in this book is a bit different and it is hard to ascertain his motives at times- is he innocent victim or a behind the scenes manipulator? The journey to finding out the truth is quite exciting.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #115 
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Series 3 Stone Barrington #59 
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #122
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #136
  5. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #116
  6. Medical Examiner Challenge  3 Toe Tags
  7. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 1
        • Airplane or airport
      • Row 5
        • Home or business office
    • Weapons
      • Row 2 
        • Hand gun
      • Row 3
        • Bomb or explosion
    • Detectives-Stone/Dino
    • Victims- Rod & Shep Treadhouse; Victor Kranik
  8. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #5b  Shot #2


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