I picked up 4th of July purely because I read 1st to Die last week, and it was fantastic. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of 4th of July: though it’s alright as crime fiction goes, it didn’t exactly leave me screaming for more. I worked out whodunnit as soon as the character was introduced into the story; and my other two suspects were also involved. I didn’t care as much about the protagonist as I had in 1st to Die; whether that was because this is the second time I’ve met her or for some other reason, I’m not sure.
Either way, it was a good enough book to recommend as a crime fiction read, but it wasn’t fantastic.