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I love a trilogy - even though I think it's just another way to get readers (or listeners) to spend more money I like when I'm able to revisit the charactors I've liked in the previous stories and how the stories build on each other.
The first 2 books in this trilogy (Inside and In Seconds) were what I'd expect in a trilogy. The secondary characters from 'Inside' had their story told in the book 'In Seconds' and the main characters from 'Inside' were secondary characters in the second book.
But, while the story line for 'In Close' takes place in the same town as 'In Seconds' there's no relationship at all in the story line. The first 2 books were about prison gangs and the third book was about a small town cover up and I don't think Peyton or Virgil (main characters from Inside) were even mentioned in this book.
Furthermore, I really liked the charactor Rex a.k.a.Pretty Boy in the first 2 books. He was the type of charactor that you just can't help but root for...he saved the lives of 2 children along with both of the main charactors in each of the other 2 books. In the second book he was in love with the main character (Laurel) but she left him (for Miles - who's also a charactor in the third book). and he was also working to overcome a bad childhood and drug addiction. His story was completely dropped and he's never even mentioned in the thrid book! Hopefully he'll reappear in one of the authors other books so we're not left hanging!
As a stand alone book 'In Close' is enjoyable and worth your time but if you're looking for a follow-up from the first 2 books in the trilogy you'll be very disappointed!
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I love Brenda Novak's books and this one was no exception! I love her writing style and this was a trilling end to a great series! I highly recommend this series!
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