Too quiet in Brooklyn

A Murder, A Kidnapping, & One Woman Who Never Gives Up . . . 

 

Twenty-two-year-old Fina Fitzgibbons stumbles upon a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and discovers that the dead woman's four-year-old grandson is also missing. She begins a wild hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of Detective First Grade Jane Templeton, and uncovers secrets about her own past. In the end, Ralph has a deadly surprise for Fina.

 

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About the author

Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a grandmother, a member of Sisters in Crime, a graduate of Marquette University, and a life member of The Art Students League of New York. She has taught language arts and creative writing, worked for a publisher, an airline, an opera company. Like Faulkner’s Dilsey, she’s seen the best and the worst, the first and the last. Through it all, and to understand it somewhat, she writes.

 

 
Susan Russo Anderson gagasue@mac.com
 susanrussoanderson.com @susanrussoander 
 
My Review
 

This book starts out with a murder and the pace is carefully cranked up throughout the book until the denouement. There are some great characters, mostly seen from Fina's point of view. It did get a little confusing in places and I had to backtrack a bit to find out who was who but it all came together in the end. I liked the insight into Ralph as it enabled the reader to find out why he became the way he did. The ending did take me a little by surprise, which I loved. The author also does a great job of describing the different districts of Brooklyn making it easy for me to imagine in my mind's eye even though I have never been to the States. I felt the middle bit could have been a bit sharper but all in all a good read.


4/5

 

 

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