when i read the cover of this book,
i really thought, i would NOT like it....
but i read it anyways and much to my surprise, i liked it aLOT,
even tho it was really sad.. and kept me on the edge of my seat wondering just what was going to happen next, and how bad would it be?
even tho it was a really scary book, it was filled with such joy of life.
I was really really sorry that I had accidentally read the sequel to this book (Stay) first! Knowing that a certain character is going to die took a significant something out of the experience... Still, this is an absorbing, exciting, and emotionally wrenching book...
Aud Torvingen, an ex-cop, is currently working as a self-defense instructor and bodyguard (her current client is seemingly a cinch - a diplomat's daughter who needs 'more of a babysitter than a bodyguard.' But, when she, by chance, comes across the scene of arson, and collides with a woman, mysteriously, running toward the burning house, she feels compelled to investigate... and finds herself drawn into a dangerous and treacherous web of crime spanning art fraud, money laundering, drug cartels and more... Unexpectedly, she also finds herself falling in love...
My favorite lesbian mystery writer, Griffith can actually write. I mean, like a real writer and not like one of those interchangeable Naiad writers who know you don't have many other options for your lesbian mysteries with a side of trashy romance novel.
The Blue Place had well-developed characters, a good plot, and Griffith managed to avoid the cliches and formulas that make lesbian novels so predictible and silly. Oh...but it needed a little more smut to make it perfect.
I highly recommend it.