𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔅𝔦𝔤 𝔐𝔞𝔫’𝔰 𝔇𝔞𝔲𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔢𝔯 💃🏻
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 “orphaned” 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! 👏🏼