After a demanding book tour, superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe decides to visit her sister, Kathleen, who’s embroiled in a custody battle after a bitter divorce. Arriving in D.C., Grace is shocked to find Kathleen living in a run-down neighborhood and, hoping to afford a hotshot lawyer,... show more
After a demanding book tour, superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe decides to visit her sister, Kathleen, who’s embroiled in a custody battle after a bitter divorce. Arriving in D.C., Grace is shocked to find Kathleen living in a run-down neighborhood and, hoping to afford a hotshot lawyer, supplementing her meager teacher’s salary by moonlighting as a phone sex operator. According to Kathleen, Fantasy, Inc., guarantees its employees ironclad anonymity. But Grace has her doubts—which are confirmed one horrifying cherry-blossom-scented night when one of Fantasy, Inc.’s operators is murdered. As Grace is drawn to help solve the crime, her life turns into a scene from one of her own books. Yet as one of her biggest fans, investigator Ed Jackson, warns her: This isn’t fiction. Real people die—and Grace could be next. For she’s setting a trap for a killer more twisted than anything she could imagine. And not even Ed may be able to protect her from a rendezvous with lust and death.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 1st 1988
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
Series: D.C. Detectives (#2)
Mystery writer Grace McCabe, fresh from a book tour, is bunking with her sister in D.C. for a few days, alarmed at the fact that after a nasty divorce, Kathleen let her son with his father, moved across the country and makes her living as a phone-sex operator. When she comes home one night and finds...
Please note that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to 3 stars for the purposes of this review here.Trigger warning: rape. I read this for Romance Book Bingo: Love is Murder square. So book #2 definitely does not work as well as book #1 does. The story-line felt very rushed (the hero decla...
Brazen Virtue by Nora RobertsShe teaches at the local religious school and works at night as a sex operator. She's gone through a divorce and her husband has the child.She hopes to fight to get the child but that takes money, lots of it. Her sister comes to stay after her novel is released.Story als...
Good escapism. Not pure romance by any stretch of the imagination so don't read it if that's what you're looking for.
Early Ms. Roberts is enjoyable but not as good as her J.D. Robb books. Glad she tried her hand at romantic suspense early on. This one wasn't bad, but it was forgettable.