That’s right, Joe is baaack! Now he lives on an island, off the coast of Washington state and he’s living the quiet life. No, really! He gets a job volunteering at a local library. Being that he is, well…Joe, he’s noticed and taken a liking to the head librarian, Mary Kay. Has Joe really changed? Is he going to go after Mary Kay with his usual determination and internal scheming? You’ll have to read this to find out!
What I love most about this series is, (and I suspect it’s the same reason as a lot of other readers), that Joe is written in such a way, that we are actually rooting for the guy. In his twisted head, which we have access to, his thoughts make sense-not in a way that represents a lot of moral thinking, but sense just the same. In his thoughts, he’s really trying to do his best to change. At least, at first.
Like the other two books, there are a lot of cultural references and song tidbits-things like that, and I was happy to get most of them. Joe also has a way of referring to events or people with certain nicknames and that cracks me up because I do the same. I was giggling over the moniker “Strawberry Killer” but I can’t tell you why right now.
The only issue I had with this book and it’s a small one, is that it became a bit difficult at times to follow the discussions because Joe was acting as another person. Does that make any sense? It slowed down my reading just a bit, because I wanted to be sure exactly what was happening. I think this is due to the second person point of view, and also because I’m obsessed with getting everything straight in my head where Joe is concerned. In fact, I may be a bit obsessed with Joe, in general.
That’s it, that’s all I’m going to say. I don’t want to spoil any of the deliciousness that awaits you. After all, YOU LOVE ME and I don’t want to do anything to ruin that.
Available wherever books are sold Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.
Thank you to the author, publisher and to NetGalley for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!