Review: No Strings Attached (Lexi Carmichael Mystery #8) by Julie Moffett

July 12, 2016 Review 0

Review: No Strings Attached (Lexi Carmichael Mystery #8) by Julie Moffett

Oops, I did it again…

Leave it to me, Lexi Carmichael, to become a target for an elite organization of cyber criminals simply by being in the wrong place at the right time. As if I weren't already freaking out about planning my best friend's bachelorette party, I now have to keep my eyes peeled for people trying to kill me.

After accidentally intercepting a dangerous hack into the NSA and discovering the involvement of a foreign country in said hack, things begin to get seriously complicated. Diplomats, danger and spies, oh, my!

With Slash and my loyal friends by my side, I'm in a race against time to stop a team of sophisticated hackers on a deadly mission. My team of geeks is brilliant…but derailing an international plot for revenge will take everything we've got.

Title: No Strings Attached
Author: Julie Moffett
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: No Living Soul
Series: Lexi Carmichael Mystery #8
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: No Living Soul
Published by Carina Press
Source: Author
Published: July 4, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 368
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Stars: four-stars
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No Strings Attached is my very first book by author Julie Moffett. I was a bit nervous reading this book for a couple of reasons. One – I am normally not a mystery reader. The blurb looked interesting and since no books in my preferred genre were demanding my attention, I thought I would try something different. Two – and this one is the biggie, I was jumping into a series that is well established. It can be very hit or miss not starting with a series from the beginning. Lucky for me, not only did I thoroughly enjoy the book but I also had no problem keeping up.

 

I should have guessed from the blurb this was going to be a first person POV story. Some people have a problem with that, I don’t. Everything is from Lexi, who I adored. She’s a smart cookie in a geeky computer nerd kind of way. Her friends and boyfriend were also completely likable as well. The plot line I had no problem keeping up with. I did have a sense that there were a few backstory plots I missed out on but instead of feeling lost, those plots had me wanting to go back to start the series from the beginning. Coming from me who normally does not read mysteries, that is saying a lot.

 

There were (to me at least) two separate plot lines going on in this book. First, you have cyber criminals half. Lexi is in the wrong place at the right time and intercepts a hack into the NSA. The majority of the story revolves around this. There’s quite a bit of suspense to be had as Lexi, Slash and her Scooby crew rush to solve the mystery. People are getting killed, there a mole within the agency, and a rush to stop the hackers before it’s all too late. All of it was very exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat playing the whodunit game. Not sure if I had read the series all along I would have figured it out earlier. I’d like to thing no.

 

Now for the second plot – the bachelorette party. Lexi’s best girl friend, Basia, is getting married to her best boy friend, one of the Zimmerman twins so not only is she the maid of honor but she is also planning the bachelorette party all while she is trying to sort the out hack chaos. Oh. My. God. Between the bridal shop and the actually bachelorette party, I could not stop LAUGHING! It was a toss-up which one was the bigger comedy of errors but it doesn’t matter. Lexi has a big black cloud of bad luck hanging over her head and it rears its vicious head no matter how hard she tries.

 

I may have started reading No Strings Attached with reservations, but I finished it with a huge smile on my face. Not only did it work out very well as a stand-alone but now I find myself wanting more Lexi. This was quite the entertaining read for me. Not only will I be recommending it but I will also be looking to read more from Julie Moffett.

 

 

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