Author: A.J. Lape
Series: The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre: YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer: ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.
In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.
Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?
**** 4 Star Review ****
Oh Darcy, Darcy, Darcy... I thought I knew what to expect with this book. I mean, it's Darcy Walker. She is always stumbling into something. After Defcon Darcy I thought A.J. had given me all she had. Yet again, she has proven me wrong.
Let me tell you about this series in general before this book. Typically, unlike most readers, I am able to separate myself from the book and its characters. I often see people discussing books and their characters as they are real. I know people don't actually think they are real. They are just hyper-invested in the books... and there is nothing wrong with that. I am just not usually that person. With Darcy's stories, that doesn't hold true. I get lost in her mishaps and adventures. There are times I, in fact, do forget she isn't real or at least isn't a character in a show. A.J. wraps me in her cocoon of words in these stories. I can't help but to keep coming back for more.
So Darcy... Yep, she has stumbled upon more dead bodies... practically in her backyard and lap. Who would have thought? (enter sarcasm there) Now she has dead bodies, drug dealers wanting her, and reporters hounding her. There is never a shortage of ongoings with Darcy's books, that you can count on.
I always find myself on repeat in each of these books. This is one of my favorite series because it is entertaining across all boards. I wouldn't have a problem having my children picking them up nor my own mother. We can all appreciate the humor and entertainment they provide.
Mysteries don't tend to be my thing. The kicker with this series is I don't really look at them as mysteries. They are mysteries, but not the typical private eye or detective stories. They leave me laughing and swooning from start to finish. Between the Darcy's mishaps and all of the teenage hormones, I can't help but to encourage this series over and over again.
Welcome to Darcyville
The Amazon bestselling Darcy Walker Series has been compared to Veronica Mars meets Stephanie Plum meets The Black List. All novels are written as stand-alone novels, but a backstory is woven into each book. Reading order is Grade A Stupid, No Brainer, 100 Proof Stud, DEFCON Darcy & Foolproof.
Clean mature YA series for ages 13 and up due to graphic crime scenes.
A graduate of Morehead State University with a Master's degree in Communications, she's a PI wannabe and recently joined the Citizen's Police Academy in her hometown but daily stops crime and kills bad people through the fictional ADHD character of Darcy Walker.
If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison-orange due to the graphic and disgusting "wiki" articles she looks up...all in the name of career research, of course.