Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen


Since some others posting here have written about genres they don’t usually read, I thought I’d give it a go as well. I have really eclectic reading tastes, which is reflected by the titles in the precariously leaning towers of books distributed throughout my home. But one thing that doesn’t crop up so very often in my rotation is the Mystery/Thriller.

There is nothing very intellectual or really that unpredictable about Carl Hiaasen’s Skinny Dip, but that’s what makes it a great choice for vacation reading – this book is a vacation in and of itself. Like most of Hiaasen’s books, it’s set in Florida, it stars attractive, slightly unstable people, and there’s an ecological tie-in to the crime. Hiaasen’s signature biting wit appears in page after page, the story is frantic and funny, and the ending is suitably satisfying. Enjoy!

~Meredith Lowe

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