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by Megan Abbott
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danae
danae rated it 2 years ago
2013: The ending completely ruined this book for me. I liked where it was heading, but she took the easy way out. In the end, the main character just seemed childish. She thought she was "all that", but what she did, anyone could have done. I guess i won't be keeping this one after all. 2016: (Mor...
danae
danae rated it 2 years ago
The ending completely ruined this book for me. I liked where it was heading, but she took the easy way out. In the end, the main character just seemed childish. She thought she was "all that", but what she did, anyone could have done. I guess i won't be keeping this one after all. *Review written ...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 4 years ago
"She knew how to end things. She knew how to make it so you'd never forget. Never shake the sight of her in full dark bloom. She was an artist." That's you, Megan Abbott — that "she" you're describing is you in all of your manipulative, terrible, chill-inducing, wonderful glory. There aren't so ...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it 5 years ago
It's always exciting discovering a new author, whose work I can't wait to dive into more. It's great reading a pulp noir novel from a woman's perspective (with a man as the "femme fatale" no less! ha!) and written with the same tough talk of some of the hard-boiled classics. In the book, a young, br...
Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward rated it 6 years ago
Honestly couldn't decide what to rate this. So on the fence with 3 it is.
Redacted
Redacted rated it 6 years ago
Jesus this book was pretty freaking good in the end. Once again I was soooooo bored in the beginning of this book as Abbott once again took her sweet time getting the story going. But when the story got going? Ho Lee Shit can she write. I wish on a stack of wish-bibles or whatever that she would get...
gavingrant
gavingrant rated it 7 years ago
Fantastic page turner noir which has a great set up and then gets darker and darker and spins down into a miasma of terror. Could not put it down. So dark I'm not sure I'm going to read any more of her books. (Give me a year until I forget how dark it is and we'll see.)
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 8 years ago
A young woman working as an accountant at a nightclub is taken under the wing of Gloria Denton, a cunning and ruthless mob woman. While Gloria teaches her the ropes, she falls in love with a gambler named Vic. Vic's heavily in debt and has a plan: rip off Gloria Denton!Megan Abbott knows how to no...
Jude's World
Jude's World rated it 9 years ago
Once again, i met up with Ms Abbott...and was TKOd right out of the box....but it didn't hurt, not one bit. The narrative tension...the period detail..the cold-as-ice women and wastrel men...the broken bones...the blood..the mayhem...the "heat"....are all here in spades. Three times lucky, i guess.A...
Vera
Vera rated it 9 years ago
One of my rels is two years in to the most excellent taste in Christmas book gifts, even though I'm pretty sure he bought it for the cover, which he rightly surmised I would like on sight. I read this in one sitting on Boxing Day. It's about a lady gangster! And her protege! And a homme fatale, a ga...
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