PLOT OR PREMISE
Margo Fortier is a gossip columnist who longs to write real news. Her first break pops out of a wall when a hippie corpse from 20 years before is pulled out of a wall of a bar she worked at when she was young but far from innocent. Since she knows all the players from the time, she helps investigate along with the cop from the Sinclair novels.
WHAT I LIKED
Decent portrayal of characters who happen to be gay as opposed to caricatures of gay people, and the story never drags. The ending is nicely done as well.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
More careful attention could have been paid to the real plot, as it is sometimes convoluted and hard to keep track of all the characters. Readers are also expected to believe that the main seven characters all still live in New Orleans twenty years later, even though they were all transiting through New Orleans 20 years before. Finally, Margo is a little too smug perhaps in the way she handles her first killer, one who has already killed two people.
THE BOTTOM LINE / TWEET
Original: July 4, 1998
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, but I have interacted with her on social media.
- Year of Release: 1994
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- ISBN/ASIN: 0-312-10475-8
- Series: Fortier (#1)
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