Friday, November 13, 2020

The Red Canary


Music sparks her world, but can love ignite her heart?

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 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.

My thoughts: This book was hard to put down! I enjoyed reading the story of Vera, a young "Canary"-nightclub singer with a shadowy past. When she witnesses a crime at the nightclub she works at, she is thrust into the difficult position of sole witness. At a time when a lot of police and officials are paid to look the other way, she is unsure who to trust.

I enjoyed this historical novel! The characters are well written and I thought that the story line was unique. I never really thought what it might of been like to be put into a difficult position like the one that Vera is in. This is a wonderful story to pick up and enjoy!

I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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