Thursday, December 19, 2019

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Wicked Redhead

About The Wicked Redhead

• Paperback: 432 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (December 10, 2019) The dazzling narrator of The Wicked City brings her mesmerizing voice and indomitable spirit to another Jazz Age tale of rumrunners, double crosses, and true love, spanning the Eastern seaboard from Florida to Long Island to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1924. Ginger Kelly wakes up in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, having fled south to safety in the company of disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But paradise is short-lived. Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste and put to work patrolling for rumrunners on the high seas, from which he promptly disappears. Gin hurries north to rescue him, only to be trapped in an agonizing moral quandary by Marshall’s desperate mother. 1998. Ella Dommerich has finally settled into her new life in Greenwich Village, inside the same apartment where a certain redheaded flapper lived long ago...and continues to make her presence known. Having quit her ethically problematic job at an accounting firm, cut ties with her unfaithful ex-husband, and begun an epic love affair with Hector, her musician neighbor, Ella’s eager to piece together the history of the mysterious Gin Kelly, whose only physical trace is a series of rare vintage photograph cards for which she modeled before she disappeared. Two women, two generations, two urgent quests. But as Ginger and Ella track down their separate quarries with increasing desperation, the mysteries consuming them take on unsettling echoes of each other, and both women will require all their strength and ingenuity to outwit a conspiracy spanning decades. 


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Review: Beatriz Williams is one of my absolute favorite authors. This is the sequel to The Wicked City and it picks up where that book left off. Its probably a good idea to have read that book first, but you can go ahead and read this one as a stand alone, but you will probably like it more if you read the other book first. Just sayin'

Like Wicked City this book is told in dueling timelines of Gin and Ella, though this book seems to deal more with Gin than the last book. So there is an awful lot of what's going on with her and her, dare I say it, "wicked stepfather"

This is a tale of prohibition and a mixture of modern times, though not too modern, as Ella is living in 1998.

This is a book that will keep you up at night and it will still leave you with questions in the morning. Here's hoping Beatriz plans another book in the Wicked series

Rating: 5 flowers

About Beatriz Williams

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore. Find out more about Beatriz at her website, and connect with her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Sara Strand said...

I have never read anything by this author but I definitely am missing out because she has the BEST reviews! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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