Review: The Water Rat of Wanchai….2

huh. Ok, I had only meant to read a few more chapters, but I ended up finishing the book. So this will be the 2nd and last of my reviews of this book (read the first here). I left our heroine in Thailand and about to hop over to Guyana hot on the trail of the money. It’s when she gets there that it becomes apparent that she’s really out of her normal locations. She stops being the super-know-it-all-bullet-proof go to girl and starts to be a bit more human. Just enough that you think it would be cool to be her, but not too much smugness that would turn the reader off.

The book continues at a good pace – not too slow, but not so fast that you can’t keep all the details in mind. There are a few twists and turns, but nothing too radical (like you can’t tell who the bad guys that are going to double cross you from a mile away!). The characters are all quite practical as well – which is a nice change from the homicidal maniacs you general run across in books to the point where on the 3rd or 4th double cross, etc that leaves you thinking “enough already! just let it go!”.

All in all, a very satisfying read and good start to the series.

Happy reading!

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