Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law and started what she thought was going to be her dream job, that is until she ends up working with Emerson Knight. Emerson is rather introverted and eccentric and when he’s denied the chance of actually seeing the gold that Riley’s bank is storing for him he inquires about some missing funds and a disappearance and decides he needs Riley to assist him in an investigation.
Well, “crap on a cracker” I didn’t expect this one to be as funny as it was but Curious Minds was an absolutely hilarious read from start to finish for me. As soon as Riley and Emerson teamed up I just couldn’t stop laughing, mostly at Emerson. But I rather enjoyed both characters as they ventured on their journey.
Riley is supposed to be a graduate from Harvard but reminds me a bit more of the Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) version of a Harvard graduate, more concerned with her outfit and how she looks than actual business going on. Emerson is one of those socially awkward but incredibly smart characters that will have you laughing.
The plot to the book though could often seem a bit far fetched when it comes to a mystery/thriller read. Perhaps it was just finding the characters quite humorous that I would often think of the bad guys in here twirling mustaches and giving their evil villain laugh and things seeming a bit too over the top. But regardless I still enjoyed the story due to liking the main characters.
Overall, a more humorous mystery/thriller read. The humor is what really made me enjoy the story more than the plot.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.