Review of Written Off by E.J. Copperman

Author Rachel Goldman writes mysteries for a living. The last thing she expects is to become involved in one herself in Written Off.When a man claiming to be Duffy Madison, her fictional detective, calls and wants her helps finding a missing woman, Rachel thinks he’s crazy. Duffy is looking in to the disappearance of another mystery writer and she’s not the first victim. Not long after, Rachel gets a threatening email herself and she doesn’t have much choice but to help Duffy find the killer before she’s next. But can she trust Duffy and is she crazy if she does?

This was a great story. While Duffy himself thinks it’s possible he came in to being when she started writing him, Rachel thinks there’s more to it than that. And when she brings that up to him, he doesn’t get it at all, which is hilarious. It is very ironic though that she can predict how he’ll act or what he’ll say and how he thinks of the crimes. I’m not sure what to make of the whole thing, but I’m sure we’ll find out eventually as the series progresses. Duffy himself is a little one dimensional, but that’s on purpose. He’s not a well rounded person because he doesn’t remember anything before four years ago and he only knows what she’s written about him. Like the fact that he doesn’t have any friends. At all. Even crazy people have at least one friend. Rachel has an assistant who is a computer whiz, which comes in handy trying to figure out who Duffy really is. But there are some odd things they do find, which only adds to the insanity of it all. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s really going on.

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