Friday, July 27, 2018

Murder at the Flamingo Book Review


 About the Book

“Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure…”

Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times -- including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father’s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin's “right hand man” Reggie, Hamish wonders if his dreams for a more normal life might be at hand.

Regina “Reggie” Van Buren, heir to a New Haven fortune, has fled fine china, small talk, and the man her parents expect her to marry. Determined to make a life as the self-sufficient city girl she’s seen in her favorite Jean Arthur and Katharine Hepburn pictures, Reggie runs away to Boston, where she finds an easy secretarial job with the suave Luca Valari. But as she and Hamish work together in Luca’s glittering world, they discover a darker side to the smashing Flamingo night club.

When a corpse is discovered at the Flamingo, Reggie and Hamish quickly learn there is a vast chasm between the haves and the have-nots in 1937 Boston—and that there’s an underworld that feeds on them both. As Hamish is forced to choose between his conscience and loyalty to his beloved cousin, the unlikely sleuthing duo work to expose a murder before the darkness destroys everything they’ve worked to build. (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts

After meeting Rachel last year at CFRR I decided I really needed to read her books! I really loved so many parts of this book. The setting and characters are very well written and this book takes on a whole different spin when it comes to Christian fiction. There is a lot going on in this book and Reggie really makes a perfect heroine.  The first part of the book had me eagerly flipping pages, while the last part got slow for me. That being said, I still enjoyed the mystery, the humor, and the simple wit that comes with any McMillan book. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own."


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