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Heat Wave by Richard Castle

By Tereasa | Books | November 20, 2009 |

By Tereasa | Books | November 20, 2009 |

Yes, by that Richard Castle. The fictional Richard Castle from the ABC television series “Castle.” A big kudos to ABC marketing: “Hey, our character is writing a book, lets get a ghost writer to whip us up something and sell it as being written by our character!” Excellent follow through ABC - unlike NBC and DealBreakers.

The book itself is a fun read. If you like the TV show, you are going to like the book. There really isn’t anything noteworthy about the plot — it’s the standard crime novel with a twist here and a twist there, and don’t forget the big one at the end. The main characters are Jameson Rook, an award-winning reporter who is shadowing guarded detective Nikki Heat for an article. Sound familiar? Castle wrote himself into the book, continuing his sexual tension play with Beckett but eventually writing himself into her bedroom.

The one-liners are all present and accounted for. “Go ahead, I need a new blouse” was told to pinned suspect by Nikki Heat — which practically mirrors a Beckett quote on the ABC website “Go ahead … I need the practice.” The supporting cast of the show all appear in the story line as well, basically playing the same tunes (with the exception of Alexis, Castle’s daughter). It reads like a “Castle” episode, but again if you like the show you will like the book.

4 out of 5 stars for an enjoyable and fun read.

This review is part of the Cannonball Read. For more of Tereasa’s reviews, check out his blog, Occasionally Photographic Ramblings.

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