Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
The Bodies of Art Mystery series hooked me from the very first book but Fatal Forgeries tops all the others! Moving from fast paced to supersonic, the action only slows down for those wonderful "getting to know you" moments between Laurel and Jack. I loved the fast paced adventure, the complex mystery, the armchair travel, and the intelligent plot as well as those amazing characters. There are so many bits and pieces to pick up that I read the book twice back to back. I caught everything the first time but I didn't relate some of the clues to the action until Laurel figured put then together. Between characters that I adore and clues that I barely noticed, I found that I enjoyed it just as much the second time around.
I adore Laurel's team and so much enjoy getting to spend time with them and seeing them interact with each other and with Jack and Laurel. And then, there is that amazing feeling that I am spending time in Europe discovering amazing art and architecture, a whirlwind trip to be sure but still fantastic. Ms. Ames has extended my bucket list with each book.
I believe that it would be possible to enjoy the book greatly without having read the earlier stories because Ritter Ames weaves in previous encounters enough to keep the series novice in the flow; however, I think most readers would enjoy it even more after having read at least the preceding book, Abstract Alias. Each story has self-contained elements but they all work towards one major goal.
I requested and received an advance readers' copy of this book of this book. I doubt that I was much help but I was delighted to get an early look at a book from this series that I love so much. I always review books that I love and love it it do, so much that I have also pre-ordered a personal copy!