Title: Motor Mouth
Author: Janet Evanovich
First published October 3, 2006
304 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780060584030 (ISBN10: 0060584033)
Meet Barney, a fearless woman with a need for speed and a knack for bending the rules. She’s been around the block and knows all about cheating, whether it’s a boyfriend in the fast lane or a salesclerk trying to pull a fast one.
But when an unlikely winner emerges in the racing world, Barney smells a rat. And when a fellow spotter calls for help from a dangerous situation, she’s ready to race to the rescue.
But things take a deadly turn when their loyal St. Bernard leaves his mark on a corpse. Now, Barney and her crew are on the run, suspected of murder.
Will they be able to clear their names and find the true killer, or will they crash and burn? Motor Mouth is a high-octane thrill ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
About the Author
Meet Janet Evanovich, the talented author who has claimed the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list with her captivating novels. She has written a variety of series, including the popular Stephanie Plum and Lizzy and Diesel series, as well as several romance novels and graphic novels, such as Trouble Maker.
Janet has also shared her writing secrets in the informative book, How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. Additionally, she has collaborated with co-author Lee Goldberg on the Fox and O’Hare series.
With a diverse range of works under her belt, Janet Evanovich is a true literary powerhouse.
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich is a captivating and thrilling read that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. This novel, first published on October 3, 2006, delivers on the expectations set by previous works by this author.
Evanovich is well-known for her popular Stephanie Plum series, and Motor Mouth is no exception to her reputation for writing amusing and entertaining novels.
Motor Mouth is a mystery and crime fiction novel that tells the story of Alexandra (Barney) Barnaby, a racecar mechanic who finds herself embroiled in a high-stakes crime investigation.
The book is set in Florida, and Evanovich describes the region’s unique flavor and elements masterfully, enabling readers to engage fully with the setting. The book’s plot revolves around a valuable cargo shipment that has gone missing, and the trail Barney follows leads her into a dangerous world of theft, murder, and betrayal.
As she works to solve the mystery, Barney finds herself forming an unlikely alliance with an unusual character: a savvy writer named Kate, who helps her reveal the truth behind the heinous crime. The central characters in Motor Mouth are Barney, Kate, and a charming and questionable businessman named Hooker.
Hooker is a central figure in the smuggling of stolen cargo and becomes heavily embroiled in Barney’s investigation. Despite his questionable morals, readers are likely to come over to his side, thanks to his adorable and captivating charm.
Kate is Barney’s newfound friend and powerful counterpoint to Hooker’s style: smart, pragmatic, and razor-sharp. Barney, on the other hand, has a knack for finding trouble and navigating to the core of many risky situations.
As a result, there’s never a dull moment in the story. Evanovich showcases great skill in weaving together the various elements of the story effortlessly.
From the racing scenes to the high-intensity chases and the gritty crime drama, Motor Mouth comes together and engages readers from beginning to end. The writing style is humorous, light-hearted, and fast-paced, making this a quick read for those who want to relax and dive into something light and engaging.
One fault, however, can be found in the writing structure which at times can seem disorganized and lacking coherence. Furthermore, some of the storylines in the novel fail to reach their full potential, leaving readers with the impression that they were somewhat incomplete.
However, this is a small issue overall, and it’s easy to overlook given that there’s so much to appreciate in this novel. In conclusion, Motor Mouth is a superb novel that is sure to delight readers who enjoy fantastic crime and mystery fiction.
With its charming and amusing characters, captivating setting, and thrilling storyline, Janet Evanovich has once again proven her writing prowess. Readers who enjoy light-hearted mysteries and thrilling chases will enjoy her unique writing style.
Despite some issues with structure and storylines, Motor Mouth is a great read for anyone hoping to immerse themselves in a captivating story. I rate it four out of five stars.