I will cut to the chase, this was an excellent book. I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m not still talking about this book in a year. The story revolves around a state supreme court judge and his untimely disappearance. Throw in a mobster, a Speakeasy, and showgirls. The story is told from Judge Crater’s wife’s point of view, as well as from the Crater’s maid and the Judge’s mistress. I won’t go into the particulars of the story, you can get that from the synopsis.
This was a well written book. I did have a bit of trouble at the very beginning keeping the different points of view straight but that didn’t last long. I was able to immerse myself in the time period and fell in love with all three of these women. I am not sure which one I liked the best. They each appealed to me for different reasons. The character development was excellent.
All told, this is a book that pulled me into a different world and captivated me. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a well written fictionalized accounting of events with intrigue and mystery.