Sometimes I look back on a book I read and find it funny that I read it. 🙂
I mean, there’s nothing really to recommend this book but the story. Ok, that is something. You don’t learn anything from it, the characters are annyoing the first half of the book (the two main characters, and they’re not even teenagers) and then the premise is rather shaky when you consider how Sapphire acts in her day to day life.
Despite the illusion Sapphire Dubois presents to the rest of the world, she is not just your stereotypical 22-year old Beverly Hills heiress; she hunts serial killers. While her fellow heirs spend their nights with trending celebs and drugs at the hottest club, Sapphire secretly spends hers luring, capturing, and anonymously handing over So-Cal’s most wanted killers to the police — just your average Tuesday night.
What Sapphire doesn’t know is that one of her adversaries is watching her every move, aware of both her true identity and her unconventional hobby. Needless to say, he doesn’t approve. Used to being the one who redefines the definition of predator and prey, Sapphire’s world abruptly shatters when a gruesome ‘gift’ arrives for her at the Beverly Hills Country Club. With her involuntary crush, handsome Detective Aston Ridder, close on her tail, Sapphire now has to rethink her routine strategy and figure out how to capture a killer who already knows she’s coming.
Now, it might seem I am not very satisfied with the book when actually I am. I am already looking forward to the second one (the ending of the first one implied it) and hopefully we’ll get some better characterisation of basically everyone except for Julia (that character is the only one who seemed well done).
This book should be taken as a light read and you shouldn’t expect much from it aside some fun storytelling. And that is in the end why I enjoyed it – I had fun reading about a serial killer not killing his secretary because she finally learned her job (so choosing somebody else instead), or wondering who is the killer stalking Sapphire or reading about what an idiot Aston is (not that Sapphire lags much behind).
I said recently for The Romanov Cross how it comes off as very realistic and possible. Well, this one doesn’t but still, if you take it as a fun and easy read, you won’t be disappointed (probably).