Thursday, May 24, 2012
Review: Deaths of Jocasta
Deaths of Jocasta by J.M. Redmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Detective Reading Level: Adult
Disclosure: I received a free copy of book 7 in this series in exchange for an honest review. I purchased the rest of the books in the series myself, so am under no particular obligation, but am happy to provide an honest review.
Synopsis: Micky Knight had a pleasant evening to look forward to; she was running security at a swank party full of beautiful lesbians and gay men. A dead body ruins the affair. When more dead women are found the police target Dr. Cordelia James as the killer. The same Cordelia who broke Micky's heart. As Micky works to expose the killer she tries to keep her heart hidden. But the killer and Micky keep getting closer to Cordelia . . .
My Thoughts: This book reads more like romantic suspense – there are a number of sex scenes, for instance, although they’re fairly tasteful and realistic. The mystery is very complex and this addresses a very controversial topic – abortion, right to choose vs. right to life, and whether it is okay to murder someone in order to save a life. I imagine this created a firestorm when it was first published, not that the topic has become any less controversial. We learn more about Micky’s past, more about the damage that has been done to her, and start to peel back the layers on her complicated personality. We learn more about Ranson, too, and we meet the wonderful Emma Auerbach. I really wish I had a support group like Micky has – what a wonderful set of friends she has! While I didn’t much care for O’Connor when he first appeared, he grew on me. He and Micky could be great friends, I think, and I hope to see more of him in the future. It never hurts for a PI like Micky to have lots of friends on the force!
I’m definitely enjoying this series and looking forward to the next book, The Intersection of Law and Desire. If you like your detective novels with a bit of spice and a lesbian protagonist, then these books are definitely for you!
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