Author: Rachel Scott McDaniel
In 1928, soot from the local mills and music from speakeasies linger in the Pittsburgh air. When the manager of The Kelly Club is found dead, nightclub singer Vera Pembroke is thrust into peril. As the only witness to the crime, she’s sentenced to hide away in the Allegheny Forest with a stuffy police sergeant as her guardian.
Sergeant Mick Dinelo harbors a burning hatred for Pittsburgh’s underworld after the devastation it left on his life—and heart. He should be out exposing the culpable gangsters rather than tending to the impetuous woman who defies his every effort to keep her safe.
Mick and Vera must set aside their differences to solve the murder that someone wants to keep buried beneath the soot of Steel City.
About Rachel Scott McDaniel
As much as I'd love to occupy this space gushing about my fanatical penchant for all things classic movies, I probably should mention that I'm an award-winning Christian romance writer. I hope to inspire the mind and refresh the soul with words infused with faith and heart. Because I could never resist a good mystery, suspense and intrigue routinely sneak into my stories. My work is represented by Julie Gwinn from the Seymour Agency. I currently enjoy life with my husband and two children.
This was such a fun book! I was completely absorbed in this novel, the 1920's and the lives of Mick and Vera.
The Roaring Twenties came alive in full color through Ms. McDaniel's pen. The characters were real and true to the speakeasies of the day.
So much of this novel reminded me of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which is my absolute favorite classic.
I loved everything about this book and was sad to see it end. Rachel Scott McDaniel is an author I plan on reading more from.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.