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By Lisa Gardner

I loved this character-rich whodunnit which takes a classic noir construct—beautiful femme fatale hires down-on-his-luck tough guy investigator—and gives it a potent twist. Our femme fatale is gay, and so is the PI who was just outed on the force with potentially deadly consequences. This thriller expertly balances whodunnit twists and turns with even more poignant who-is-my-authentic-self discoveries, succeeding on both levels with powerful results. Can’t wait for the next installment in the series, The Bell in the Fog, to be released in October 2023.

Recommended by Lisa Gardner, New York Times Bestselling Author

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