Normally, I'd steer clear of
books with pink covers (especially pink covers with soft focus
illustrations) but there is nothing soft and romantic about this pink.
This pink says 'I am Metro Girl, eat my dust'. Evanovich's new
heroine is Alexandra Barnaby (known as Barney) a
woman who sets the tone of the book from her opening line, 'Just because I know how to change a guy's oil doesn't mean I want to spend
the rest of my life on my back, staring up his undercarriage.' Barney
comes from Baltimore and is passionate about cars, having grown up in her
father's garage, but she's also pretty keen on the good things in life
which is why she holds down her day job in an office. That is until her
brother goes missing in Florida and she sets off to find him.
Beyond the Book
Barney is keen on the good things in life including
Blahnik stilettos. If you too have a thing about shoes you might want
to check out
feature on Manolo Blahnik.
Barney will return in Motor Mouth
(Feb 2006 hardcover).