The Jane Haseldine novel, “Duplicity,” centers on Julia Gooden whose life now and in the past is surrounded by crime stories. While the main character is fully drawn, the crime stories take center stage. The characters are used at the behest of telling the detailed and gripping story. This one takes about 30 pages to be drawn in but it is worth the ride.
On the other hand, Heather Graham’s A Dangerous Game grabs you from page one and keeps you following the story of Kieran Finnegan. The character of Kieran is palpable and she is what holds your attention throughout as you learn of the gripping story.
I received Duplicity through a LibraryThing Giveaway and A Dangerous Game through a Goodreads Giveaway. Both books have been placed or sent to little free libraries. These reviews are available on Amazon, Goodreads, and LibraryThing.