Five days ago I wrote a brief review of E.J. Copperman’s third mystery novel in his Jersey Girl series.
I pointed out that I had inadvertently skipped the second novel in the series, Judgment at Santa Monica. I commented that it was
not the best thing to read them in the wrong order, but mostly it’s because I already know the outcome of various situations that Copperman sets up in #2. Oh well, don’t do as I did: read them in order!
Now I have rectified that error.
It won’t surprise you I agree with the judgment my younger self made last week: it would be better to read the books in order. However, predictable though some of it was, I still enjoyed Judgment at Santa Monica, even knowing the sequel. Aside from the usual pleasure of “how does she get herself out of this predicament?” there was a surprise twist that’s not typical in stories of this sort.
If you’re feeling stressed out or anxious—and who isn’t these days?—do read this series. In order.
Entry #4 is coming soon (I think).