Saturday, June 8, 2013

Review: The Last Word (The Spellmans #6) by Lisa Lutz

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 9 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A27X6UW

Book Description

The latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Spellman mysteries, finds private investigator Izzy Spellman on the verge of losing everything.Isabel Spellman is used to being followed, extorted, and questioned—all occupational hazards of working at her family’s firm, Spellman Investigations. Her little sister, Rae, once tailed Izzy for weeks on end to discover the identity of her boyfriend. Her mother, Olivia, once blackmailed Izzy with photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994. It seemed that the Spellmans would lay off after Izzy was fired for breaching client confidentiality, but then Izzy avenged her dismissal by staging a hostile takeover of the company. She should have known better than to think she could put such shenanigans behind her.

In The Last Word, Izzy’s troubles are just beginning. After her hostile takeover of Spellman Investigations, Izzy’s parents simply go on strike. Her sister, Rae, comes back into the family business with questionable motivations. Her other employees seem to be coping with anxiety disorders, and she has no idea how to pay the bills. However, her worst threat comes from someone who is no relation. Within months of assuming control of the business, Izzy is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who happens to have Alzheimer’s, which Izzy and he are diligently trying to keep under wraps. Not only is Slayter’s business and reputation on the line, but if Izzy gets indicted for embezzlement, she’ll lose everything—her business, her license, and her family’s livelihood. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI? The answer makes The Last Word, hands down, the most thrilling book in this bestselling, award-nominated series.

About The Author

 Lisa Lutz is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award- and Macavity Award-nominated, and Alex Award-winning Spellman series. She is the coauthor of Heads You Lose, written with David Hayward. She lives and works in upstate New York.

My Review

Lisa Lutz has an amazing talent on top of her crazy imagination! I love reading her very entertaining mysteries. This book could stand alone but don't be this entire series. If you have the previous five then you know that you cannot dive into Izzy Spellman's crazy world.

This outing involves a hostile takeover of Spellman Investigations then embezzlement and is topped off by a family crisis.  Izzy's niece Sydney is another crazy addition to the family but her existence does allow for Izzy to meet someone new. Rae, zzy's sister, is as intriguing as ever in The Last Word.

I highly recommend the latest edition of the Spellman Files.  The Last Word is entertainment at its best.  I think Izzy might finally be on the road to growing up.  But do we want her to?

Pick up a copy July 9th...great summer reading!


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