Published by Ally Press on November 2, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Historical, Fiction / Religious
The one man who could help her, must never know her name.
If Kate Chamberlin can't reveal her true identity to the world, she must settle for sharing only her talent. Hired as a musician for KDKA radio, Kate plays everything from sponsors’ jingles to complex sonatas. As long as the whispers around the broadcasting room refer to her as “Killjoy Kate” and not “Catarina the crime boss's daughter,” then her life is safe from danger.
Or so she thinks.
When anonymous, violent threats surface, Kate's wary of accepting protection from the handsome private investigator, Detective Jennings. His save-the-world attitude is as charming as his manners, but no one, especially him, can know the gruesome realities of her birth.
The 1924 Pittsburgh underworld is as complicated as it is elusive, and though the dealings of the Salvastanos have dwindled, Rhett Jennings is certain the man responsible for his father's death is still at large. But his personal hunt for justice must be set aside when his day job requires him to investigate threats directed at a young radio broadcaster with enamoring brown eyes and secretive behavior.
When danger surrounds them, will the truth of Kate's past become the key to their survival?
Oh my goodness was this book amazing! I was captured hook, line, and sinker right from the beginning and I wasn’t ready for it to be over in the end. I was desperately wishing for more pages to magically appear so I could spend some more time with the characters but alas, all good things must come to an end. Even though I’m a huge historical fiction fan, 1920s mobster is new for me. It’s not common to see, but it was nice to dive into something new.
One way this novel stuck out was the the vivid imagery. Rachel Scott McDaniel did a masterful job using all of the senses to recreate the 1920s Pittsburgh in such a way that I felt as if I were standing in the middle of it myself. What’s more, it’s like my heartrate and breathing had been taken over and raced and relaxed right along with the characters. Absolutely incredible. I couldn’t say enough amazing things about this!
Another thing that was great in this read was the unpredictability. I won’t say much here, because I don’t want to give anything away and I believe that this story needs to be fully experienced by the reader but the mystery and suspense was perfection.
I honestly cannot recommend this read enough. If you haven’t already, get your hands on it. Sooo good!!!
*I received a copy of this book from Ally Press. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.