Any Alice Clayton book is met by me with ridiculous expectations, but I didn’t know what to expect from Screwdrivered. Because it’s not a standalone, being part of her Cocktail series, but it’s not really about those people. Its protagonist made a couple of brief appearances in Rusty Nailed, and she rather unsettled our friend Caroline in the process. So we don’t really know what to think of her, except we have some vague recollection that her style and her familiarity with Simon stand out.
This is kind of a splendid thing, this not-knowingness. We have the proven awesomeness of Alice Clayton combined with a whole new world of possibilities. But still, that Viv person was kind of suspicious, wasn’t she?
Well, turns out Viv is amazing (of course she is), and Simon and Caroline barely intrude (meaning only that this book can stand all on its own, but more on that later), and I’m in love all over again. This time with Clark.