Title: Curious Minds Author: Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton Series: Knight and Moon Book 1 Genre: Mystery Edition: Kindle Pages: 336 Published: August 16, 2016 Publisher: Bantam Books
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight. What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.
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We meet Riley Moon…
She meets Emerson Knight…
They meet trouble.
Will their Curious Minds lead to more danger? Or will they be able to shed light on the truth and live to tell about it?
For whatever reason, I didn’t find myself interested in the main plot of this story to begin with. Gold coin embezzlement and all that… Not really my cup of tea. But although I wasn’t fond of the plot, I did become fond of the characters. I was instantly intrigued by Emerson and his quirkiness. He was different. And I liked that. On the other hand, it took me a while before I found myself liking Riley’s character. It wasn’t that I disliked her… She just didn’t come across as relatable to me personally and I thought she lacked depth in her character. After many pages though, she finally began to grow on me with her humor and witty banter.
“If she had any sense at all, she’d clean out her desk and look for another job. Something safe and sane, like catching alligators or looking for land mines in Afghanistan.”
I also enjoyed the fact that you never knew who you could trust; who was working for the Grunwald’s and who wasn’t. And that kept the story somewhat interesting for me. I did find some of the situations a tad bit unbelievable, but hey… That’s fiction, right?
Overall, this was a fun, easy read that had me cracking smiles all the way through. It wasn’t an extraordinary story by any means, but the little twists and turns, the humor, and the many odd characters made it worth the time.
Date Read: 8/25/2016