Book Review: Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

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Stephanie Plum Book 20
Janet Evanovich
November 19, 2013
E Book
321 pages

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.

It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.

With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.


My Review:

This series has gone down hill and quickly. I think it’s time for Janet Evanovich to put the series to rest already. Please please end it already..

This book is like so many others in the series. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Stephanie hates her job because she is a bad bounty hunter.

Lulu dresses in questionable outfits and eats enormous amounts of food.

Grandma is a crazy old granny.

Grandma Bella hates Stephanie and puts the “eye” on her.

Stephanie can’t decide who she wants more, Morelli or Ranger.

This is a good fluff book but not much substance. I keep reading them to see if it’s the end or get better.

Guess I’ll have to wait until next November before we find out. 





  1. I haven’t read the series yet, but I can say this is how I felt toward the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series. You cannot not read them, and you don’t terribly dislike the book, but at the same time you’re left with an odd sense of disappointment at the end as if the book hadn’t pushed the series forward. With that said, I’m intrigued to read this one. I grew up in New Jersey and love reading books from my adopted home state. Does the whole series take place in NJ or does it hop around?

  2. I love Stephanie Plum and they always make me laugh. Haven’t read this one yet.

  3. I am in complete agreement with you. It is time for Stephanie to make a choice between Joe and Ranger and either become successful at her job or find something else.

  4. I am in love with this series. It makes me laugh. And I am with Stephanie here. How the heck do you choose between Joe and Ranger? She is getting her cake and eating it too.

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