A twisty mystery with an ending that you won’t see coming! This is book 1 of the Deuce Mora series and it’s a great start. Deuce is a journalist in Chicago. She’s tall and attractive, and not afraid of a fight. She maintains a Someday File, a place where she drops little tips of stories that she goes back to when she’s looking for some inspiration. On this day, she sees a notation she made about Vinnie Colangelo, who has a story she might want to hear. She meets him that night in a bar, drops him off at home, and the next morning he’s found dead. Feeling responsible, she decides to investigate. What she doesn’t realize is that she’s opening a Pandora’s box that someone will kill to keep closed.
Deuce Mora is a great character and I was really glad that I decided to give this author a try. Jean Heller has created in Deuce a female character who perfectly walks the line of being tough enough to get the job done while still maintaining her femininity. I enjoyed the perspective of a journalist as the “detective” and I think the author did an excellent job of portraying the thorough leg work that a reporter does to get to the heart of a story. Finally, the story itself had lots of engaging twists and turns and a healthy dose of action and danger to keep you reading till the end. All in all, I found this to be a finely crafted story and I look forward to reading book 2 in this series.
Alinefromabook’s rating: THUMBS-UP!