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?
How do I review FOOLPROOF without spoilers? There’s so much going on. Darcy and her sidekicks, Dylan included, begin senior year of high school, and the hijinks start on the very first day. Not only is there a fresh murder to solve, but nagging details about Buffalo Trails Country Club, a stalker, drug dealers, and a cafeteria pilferer come to light as well. Darcy is a dead-body magnet, let’s just say that.
FOOLPROOF is filled with humor throughout, Darcy irreverent as usual as she weaves through a twisted labyrinth of “who’s on first,” putting on her “Sherlock Holmes” and enlisting aid from her shady informant, Jaws. Aside from a speed-dating fiasco Darcy attends (just for moral support, as we know she’s with hottie, Dylan) she also faces life’s daunting choices about her post high-school world, working her in-your-face magic behind the scenes on Dylan’s behalf for the well-being of his future while pondering her own.
FOOLPROOF was entertaining, funny, and heartwarming. Pull out the hankies for the graduation scene at the end, and prepare yourself for the sizzle between Darcy and Dylan and their touching thoughtfulness of one another down to their cores. There’s not too many book boyfriends like Dylan, but once in a while one jumps from the pages. Swoon. Darcy fans will love the Dark Walker’s latest installment. Highly recommend.
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.