Sunday, 5 February 2012

Dust by Ann McMan

Evan Reed is in the dust busting business. She is paid by political campaigns to dish the dirt on candidates running for election.

Evan is a lesbian, she has a fourteen year old daughter, Stevie. A result of an experimental encounter with Stevie’s father, Dan. A man still in both their lives.

Evan is hired to investigate Andy Townsend, the former governor of Delaware, who could well become the next President of the USA. As Evan gets deeper into her investigation, she uncovers far more than she bargained for, including a murder.

When Evan meets Andy Townsend’s reclusive wife, Julia Donne, She discovers Julia is also hiding her own pile of dust.

Things become even more complicated when Evan and Julia discover they have a mutual attraction for each other. Evan tries to fight it off, after all, Julia is straight, isn’t she? Evan’s common sense is screaming no, don’t get involved. But her heart is telling her something different. Will Evan take notice of her head or her heart?

A truly wonderful, well written, second book. Full of suspense, mystery, intrigue and of course romance, of which the true path never runs smoothly. There are so many ups and downs and twists and turns in this book, it was hard to say if I was on a roller coaster or a carousel, or both at the same time.

I simply couldn’t put this book down, the mystery and intrigue kept me guessing right through. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and at the end, I wanted more. I would love to see what happens to Evan and Julia next.

I enjoyed the touch of humor throughout, although the story itself was seriously written. It was just right to lighten things up a bit.

The story is set in both the USA and travels across the Atlantic to the UK and back again. The settings are so descriptive, I felt a part of the story. It was like looking in from the side lines.

I loved all the characters, each played their parts to perfection, even the ones you love to dislike.

I am greatly looking forward to more soon from Ann McMan. A refreshing new voice in lesbian fiction.

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