Friday, March 22, 2013
Review: Dust Angel
Dust Angel by Jutta Profijt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Humorous Mystery/Chick Lit
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Those who enjoy a fun story with a realistic female protagonist and lots of humor
My Thoughts: Well, I didn't mean to stay up all night and read the book in one go, but I just could not help myself! Although this is not the sort of book I normally read, Jutta Profijt has a fun and engaging writing style that draws in the reader and holds them captive until the final page. Corinna is a tall, somewhat overweight woman who has worked her entire career in one job, only to lose it all in a single day. Watching her bloom out of her shy, introverted life and take control of her own circumstances was fabulous. I really liked so many of the characters: Tabea, Grandma, Lisbeth, Lauenstein. Profijt has a way with characters, creating fun, quirky yet realistic characters that you enjoy meeting and learning about, and enthralling stories that you want to read over and over again. Highly recommended!
Also by Jutta Profijt: I discovered Jutt Profijt—who is well-known in Germany—through her hilarious “Morgue Drawer Four” series featuring a forensic pathologist and the ghost of a criminal. Translated into English so far are:
Morgue Drawer Four, with my review here where formatting allowed
Morgue Drawer Next Door, with my review here where formatting allowed
Morgue Drawer for Rent, with my review here where formatting allowed
Disclosure: I received an ARC copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Losing her posh advertising job, her boyfriend, and her apartment all in the same morning has left Corinna Leyendecker with a massive mess where her life should be. She tries to get things back on track, but with a mountain of red tape between her and unemployment assistance and a string of disastrous job interviews under her belt, it's clear that following the rules is getting her nowhere. So she decides to start doing things her way! With the help of a quirky friend—and some unconventional branding—Corinna launches her own business: an elite cleaning service for wealthy men. And business is booming—until the day she finds a dead homeless man in the house of a fussy new client. As usual, Corinna's instinct is to clean up, but body disposal isn't easy, especially when you're juggling work, friendships, media attention, and a nasty flu. It's going to take more than a little elbow grease to finish this dirty job and come out clean.
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