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4.81  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s
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Published March 22nd 2016 by A.J. Lape
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Feb 20, 2016 marked it as never-finished
I'm not sure how I feel about the cover, it's kinda cool, but it's kinda creepy, it's like it reminds me of the joker or something else unpleasant. When I saw it for the first time I was just mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and it actually scarred me a little bit, I am pretty sure I made a face something akin to this.

(Just kiding. Sort of)
But once I realized what it was I started freaking out it feels like forever since the last one came out so I'm super duper excited!!
Up All Night Book Addict
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016, reviews
Oh Darcy, Darcy, Darcy... I thought I knew what to expect with this book. I mean, it's Darcy Walker. She is always stumbling into something. After Defcon Darcy I thought A.J. had given me all she had. Yet again, she has proven me wrong.

Let me tell you about this series in general before this book. Typically, unlike most readers, I am able to separate myself from the book and its characters. I often see people discussing books and their characters as they are real. I know people don't actually th
C.R. Everett
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Lavinia Urban
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book? Firstly, I loved it. I love this entire series. Each year I wait (im)patiently for the next one to arrive and each time I want the book to last forever.
The author is super talented. Before I had even read the first one I had never been into this genre but the whole quirkiness of the main character pulled me in. I love her.
Every book is always better than the last.
Now when I got my hands on this book I wasn't sure what to expect, but Oh em gee. I was taken on a com
Virginia Gray
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bam! Excitement explodes out of the gate when, day one of senior year, a dead body lands right on Darcy’s desk. Walker’s world has never been more chaotic, and Lape’s trademark hilarity is out in full force. In fact, some of Darcy’s comments are so funny I honestly choked on my own spit! Murphy and company only add to the humor. Dylan, changed by events in “DEFCON Darcy”, serves up some most satisfying payback, even as he struggles to embrace Darcy’s insane lifestyle. Just the right am
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series from the first pages of Grade A Stupid. I have read every shenanigan filled story and have chewed my nails to nubs and bitten my lip bloody with worry and anticipation. AJ Lape never fails to get my blood pressure up or my heart racing with Darcy and her crew's antics. This go 'round I shed a few tears too. I want more Darcy & Dylan. I want it as badly as Darcy wants her full grown habaneros. ...more
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sleep is overrated in Darcyville. So is food. It seems like every time I pick up an A.J. Lape book, everything goes out the window. As usual, another fantastic installment of the Darcy Walker series. I love everything in Darcy's world and can't get enough. Even though this is the end of Darcy's High School world, it's the beginning of much, much more. And I for one, can't wait! ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review to come soon! :) <3
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boo Hoo...

Well, for my point of view I HATE that this is the end of phase one! But you, A.J., can make me a happy reader by getting the continuing saga of Darcy out. You're not done yet!?!
Betty  Schroyer
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Term story

That kept me hooked from the beginning. That's saying something for being 67 y.o. I will go back and fin f the previous 4 books just to get her story!
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I feel like I'd been waiting so long for the fifth book in this series, and Foolproof didn't fail me! So many lingering questions were answered--both big and small in the Darcy Walker universe--and the wit, strangeness, and sass that I've known and loved were in full force in this installment! This book picks up on the first day of senior year, and it doesn't take long before a dead body lands in Darcy and her pal John's laps.

Darcy's still Darcy, but she's changed after the events of DEFCON D
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Darcy is back! Foolproof literally started with a boom, and this time it came a little too close to home. It would seem dead like to following Darcy wherever she goes, although this time someone is intentionally trying to bring Darcy's alter ego down. Will Darcy be able to find the culprit before it's too late?

As always, I really enjoyed reading Foolproof, the complex story-line and mystery of murders have always kept me on my toes. I enjoyed following Darcy's instinct on solving each myster
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book in the series! It is a perfect wrap of Darcy's high school years. I laughed out loud reading every one of the books and this one made me cry! I look forward to reading the rest of A.J. Lape's books! I can't recommend this series enough! ...more
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the Darcy Walker Series. I highly suggest you read them in order since they follow Darcy through high school. These are Young Adult books. This has quickly become my favorite YA series. Is it bad I hope my daughter has a “Darcy” personality when she’s that age?

Darcy will have you laughing out loud a lot. I may have even teared up at the end because of Principal Unger. A.J. Lape has a way with her writing that will suck you right into Darcyville.

This book is Darcy’s se
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Foolproof by A.J. Lape is a six star read in a five star world. Once again, Lape brings out the big guns as Darcy and her "family" enter, endure, and triumph in their senior year. In addition to all the mystery and hijinks that always accompany a trip to Darcyville are the decisions that must be made for the future. I am terrified of where Lape will take us next, but I will follow where she leads. Just amazingly well done. ...more
A. Marie Silver
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I used to think Darcy was a magnet for trouble. But even magnets have the ability to repel. Darcy doesn't. This latest installment of the Darcy Walker series is the most exciting yet. Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and get ready for one wild ride after another! ...more
Sue Bradshaw
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this whole series. I hope there will be more as I would love to see what Darcy gets up to next and I hope Dylan will always remain faithful. Highly recommend. Xxxx
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I can't believe I missed Darcy's actions in the first four books! Darcy had me laughing and crying throughout her adventure! As a senior in high school, she had the knack of trouble finding her with bodies, a bombed out neighborhood and this book was the mother of all headaches for her dad, her boyfriend, and her brohood!! I am sorry that I missed the quirky blonde's earlier escape. ...more
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was all ready to give this book 3 stars, and then that lovely speech by Principal Unger in the end brought it up to 4 stars. I didn't enjoy this book as well as the last one, DEFCON Darcy. It's hard to summarise a book with so many similar dangerous situations, and a confusing band of characters. Way too many characters now to get your head around. This author needs the adopt the "less is more" approach. It's hard to feel nervous or take anything seriously when Darcy is in trouble or threatene ...more
Whitney Cannavina
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review
Review by The Club

It's Darcy's senior year and so much has happened in her young life. Watching her mom murdered before her eyes, nearly getting killed herself on several occasions, being kidnapped. All those things brought her here. Now she needs to decide what to do with her future. On top of that she has to convince her boyfriend to attend a college that's far away no matter how much it hurts all while finding the criminal who left her a dead body.

I loved
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How much more can Darcy get into in this amazing book series? In Foolproof, we find out from the first page and until the last page what Darcy is capable to get herself into. This series has been so much fun with the mysteries, the laugh out loud situations the Darcy finds herself into, and let's not forget the romance. Darcy and Dylan's romance gets more intense and they both grow up even more before our eyes. This book is a little bitter sweet because a chapter in Darcy's life has closed and i ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series is one I will always be so glad I stumbled across. It is a delight to read. Anyone who has read my reviews know I need my characters to be awesome or at least imperfectly perfect. My other literary craving is romantic soul mates which in this series is balanced out nicely with a lovely twisted mystery. A.J. Lape gives this to me in spades. I feel like I won the book lottery reading this series. Darcy is the main character. She is deliciously complicated and an odd mixture of tortured ...more
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book yet

I love this series. This book took Darcy to a whole new level I am dying to read what happens next in her life.
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A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series which has stayed on Amazon's bestseller's list since its debut in 2012. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--plus a lifelong love affair with bacon she has no plans to sever. She's a jock and PI wannabe and recently jo ...more

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