09 September 2010

No One Lives Twice | Book Review

Book: No One Lives Twice
Authoress: Julie Moffett
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: eBook
Goodreads: No One Lives Twice
Genre: Mystery | Cozy Mystery

The bad: Choppy beginning
The good: Fun & quirky
The great: Action-packed & original

My summary and say: I really enjoyed the characters and world of computer hacking and international spies that basically landed on Lexi's lap. One minute she was heading to dinner with her folks. The next minute she has a gun in her face and hired thugs threatening her life. Lexi is easily to relate to and root for.
My whodunit verdict: The best part of this story was the incredibly original story line. It will keep you on your toes and the plot is both timely and completely believable.

My recommendation: Think cozy mystery with a dose of Killers (2010). I haven't seen it but every trailer reminds me of Lexi. Cozy lovers and fans of clean mysteries are sure to enjoy this one.
My star rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My cover thoughts: Perfect! So cute! Even the hot ethnic guy in the background suits the story.

My love-the-love take: When it rains it pours. Lexi goes from no options to a sexy Irish attorney, a steamy Italian spy, and her best friend the brilliant yet nerdy computer hacker.

My kiddie-o-meter: While this one is written for adults, it has minimal violence and no sex.

My final say: Ahhhh she didn't kiss the guy I realllly wanted her to kiss. Grrrr. Now, I'm really anxious for book two. Besides her love life, I need to know if she is going to make this spy thing a permanent gig?

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No One Lives Twice is my 9th entry in the Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge 2010 hosted by Book Chick City.


  1. Hrmm..Sounds good but If you wanted her to kiss someone else I think I would too. Gosh ok ok I need to read this to know why

  2. Spy, crime and mystery is not usually my mainstream read, but this book sounds good despite her stupid enough not to kiss the guy... but still sounds good :)

  3. Sounds cute....doesn't look like there's a print version (yet) though.

    What sort of age range would you say on this? I like that it's got a reasonable "kiddie meter" rating...what do you think about a boy vs girl rating? I've got 9 and 10 year old boys having fun with some YA books. The 9 year old especially is a big fan of spies/etc.

    We just got recommended Alex Rider (I hope to start previewing it for him soon) but I wonder if this would be a good fit also.

    Thanks for a nice review. :)

  4. Sounds like you had fun with this one! Yay for unexpectedly finds!

  5. Okie: Hi! :) I would definitely say this is one for the girls/gals :)


    If you're looking for something for your boys -you should realllly check out The O.W.L. (http://owlforya.blogspot.com/) she reviews for their age group AND has a feature she does called "For the Guys" (http://owlforya.blogspot.com/search/label/for%20the%20guys)

  6. I should read this - I always manageto pick the wrong guy, so this time since you picked the wrong guy, maybe I'll pick the right one.

  7. Your comments made me want to pick this one up. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks. Oh, and love the name of your blog... I accidently named mine similarly! Accidental compliment? ;)

  8. Well, I do enjoy a good mystery. I'll have to add this one to the list :)

  9. It sounds like a great book. Carina seems to be putting out a lot of good books that are a bit different. I like that.

  10. Oh, this sounds right up my ally! I love cozy clean mysteries, and your reviews (just love the set up, perfect)! :o)

  11. Oh cool, I like that with a little bit of Killers :=D

    Nice blog btw

  12. Briz: LOL ;) *hugs* You always make me smile.

    DLCurran: Great name *wink wink* ;) Yours sounds like the name of a little shop :)

    Edie: Agreed! ;) They've been impressing me.

    1st Daughter: Ahhhh you're so sweet ;) *hugs* Thanks for being such a good bloggy friend :)

    Blod: Thanks :)

  13. I just love the set-up of your reviews!! While I don't really fancy the idea of getting into yet ANOTHER series, this one sounds too cute to pass up. Putting it on my TBR list now...thanks!