𝔗π”₯𝔒 𝔅𝔦𝔀 π”π”žπ”«β€™π”° π”‡π”žπ”²π”€π”₯𝔱𝔒𝔯 This was my first time reading a historical mystery, an…

𝔗π”₯𝔒 𝔅𝔦𝔀 π”π”žπ”«β€™π”° π”‡π”žπ”²π”€π”₯𝔱𝔒𝔯 πŸ’ƒπŸ»

This was my first time reading a historical mystery, and the author did a great job at combining the two genres. I loved the badass female main character, Rita, and found myself rooting for her even when she was doing questionable things. The book-within-the-book was intriguing and I was truly surprised to see how the two came together at the end.

The story follows the journey of recently β€œorphaned” 18 year-old Rita after her con-artist father is killed and his illegal enterprise blows up around her. Alone in San Francisco 1922, Rita must navigate his criminal world, while being haunted by tales of a black bird statuette that her father was on a life-long quest to acquire. During this stressful time, Rita finds solitude in reading a work of fiction. This book-within-the-book tells the story of another 18 year-old, Dorothy, from Kansas. The two young women have extremely different lifestyles, but their lives become entwined in unexpected ways as the story unfolds.

Thank you @kayepublicity and @seventhstbooks for the gifted copy! πŸ‘πŸΌ

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