ARC Review: Double Down by Victoria Pratt

Book Rate: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)


This is a high 3 stars book.

Double Down made me go through 6 stages while reading it, here they are:

  • Ok, let’s start this!
  • Oh nooooo, this is going to be one of those books so focused on the erotica part that they stop making sense……
  • Ups, guess I was wrong, this is actually getting interesting in a policial way
  • I’m pretty sure I know what’s the twist and who’s the killer
  • Ok, maybe I’m not entirely sure… But it’s someone from this group of people!

As you can see the plot was very entertaining but at the end of the book I knew it wasn’t a story that would mark me. Would I read a sequel tough? Yes, very probably.

The strongest aspect of Double Down, however, were its characters. Cassidy seriously rocks and her relationship with her best friend Bobbie is amazing (I loved loved their interactions). Every other characters is explored equally, what contributes a lot to you never having enough character knowledge to be sure a certain character is or isn’t the murderer, what contributes for this to be an awesome reading!

What I felt was lacking in Double Down and could’ve made it much better would have been a more carefully done description of each scene, the addition of a few “useless” details and characters in order to make the suspect’s pool even bigger and the important hints even harder to pick up on before they were revealed by the author would’ve been great too. I also would’ve given a bit more of personality depth both to Cassidy and Lorenzo, it sometimes felt like they were a bit too perfect (specially Lorenzo).

With that being said: definitely read Double Down if you’re looking for a quick, fun, kickass and a bit unpredictable policial!

Detailed Rating:

  • Plot ★★★☆☆
  • Characters ★★★★☆
  • Writing ★★★☆☆
  • Pacing ★★★☆☆
  • Cover ★★★★★

Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):

She’s catching bad guys–one lap dance at a time…

Cassidy Jones, is a fast-driving, sharp-shooting, man-loving ball buster with a loud laugh and boundary issues. She’s also really great at her job–a fact that is completely irrelevant to the good ol’ boys at the station.

When a local mobster ends up dead, Cassidy is on the case. But if she wants to catch the killer, she’s going to have to do it in a G-string and five-inch heels. Oh, and there’s the little detail that she’s fallen hard for the mobster’s brother…

Cassidy has to save herself and her reputation or risk losing everything.

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication:  October 26th 2015
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Policial, Erotica
Page Count: 280
Source: I was approved on Netgalley to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.