It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer.
She devises a plan to get out,
but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an
investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her
conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie
is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine
underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling
temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling
novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich
story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can
shape our destiny.
This was interesting. A very hard life for Josie, especially coping with her awful mother and her boyfriend. Luckily she has some wonderfully supportive friends, and though I was several times scared about the direction Josie was taking, I liked the way it all finished.
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