Alex Cooper, AUTHOR, Book Review, F, Fiction, Read in 2009, SERIES

Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein

Final Jeopardy
by Linda Fairstein

Copyright: 1996
Pages: 310
Rating: 4/5
Read: Jan. 15-23, 2009
Challenge: 2009 RYOB Challenge; 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 1st in a Series Challenge
Yearly Count: 4

First Line: I sat on my living room sofa at five o’clock in the morning with a copy of the mock-up of the front page of the day’s New York Post in my hand, looking at my own obituary.

When Alex Cooper wakes up one morning to find her obituary in the morning newspaper, she is stunned. But what really throws her for a loop is the fact that the body of a friend and Hollywood actress, Isabella Lascar, was misidentified as that of Alex’s and caused all this confusion in the first place. Isabella was shot while driving towards Alex’s vacation home. Was Isabella the target, or was it Alex? Alex knows that she has to get to the bottom of this and has a feeling that Isabella’s recent brush with a stalker is what is at the heart of this case, but her curiosity and innocence will land her squarely in the sights of a crazed killer.

I really don’t know what to think about this series. I have previously read Entombed which is about, I don’t know, the 6th or 7th in this series. But honestly, I’m not impressed nor unimpressed. I’m still undecided on what I really think about this series. This book was not as good as Entombed was. I’m sure I will continue reading this series, I’m just not in any real rush. I would recommend giving this series a try, but it’s not one that I would rave on and on about either.

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4 thoughts on “Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein”

  1. This is a series? I haven’t read anything by this author but I’ve heard good things. I’ll have to check it out and see which one is first. Thanks for the review!

  2. I enjoy the series but I wouldn’t count it as a favorite. Alex Cooper sometimes gets on my nerves and I really don’t like Mike much. Still, I love the history of the city that Linda Fairstein adds into the books and her little side stories, which are often based on real cases the author has either dealt with herself or heard about through colleagues.

  3. I’m a huge fan of this series. I’ve read them in order, but I think they keep getting better. She evolves as a writer, and the characters evolve too. Stick with it, but I would recommend reading them in order.

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