Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Read: February 14 - February 17
Format: 224 pages
Source: Nook Library
Subject: police procedural, reporter ride-along
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI, BOYS
Category: Blind dates: Will I like them? - New series
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Stars: ***

This book makes a fictional character from the television series CASTLE into a real author includng the bio info and friends to thank. The book and TV series are so much related it's hard to separate. The main characters Nikki Heat, mirrored in the series by the character Kate Beckett, and Jameson Rook shown in the character of Richard Castle the "author", differ from their "real life" counterparts in various ways and yet the disquises are insufficient to keep them incognito. (Rook and Castle are even the same name for a chess piece.)

The mystery in the book could very well become an episode of the series with the twists and turns and red herrings thrown at the reader but it holds your interest and keeps you coming back for more. Several of the aspects of the book would be great in the TV series and vice versa. All in all, an interesting concept and fun book.

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