The Drowned Girls by Loreth Anne White

The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino, #1)The Drowned Girls by Loreth Anne White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you haven’t read a Loreth Anne White book, you are missing out! One of my favorite authors, every single book is expertly plotted and gorgeously written, and this one is no exception.

Angie Pallorino is a detective in sex crimes, hoping to move to homicide. So when a women is sexually assaulted, then dies shortly after, the crime bearing a strong resemblance to a sexual assault she investigated years before, Angie is put on the task force.

The book is gritty, dark, sexy and suspenseful, with a strong, empathetic main character in Angie Pallorino. The sexual attraction between her and James Maddocks is amazing, and I loved him as a character from the get go. The personal revelations from her past are also intriguing, and I’m hoping we’ll get to see more of this in the second in the series!

There are a few warnings here: the sexual violence is pretty graphic, so keep that in mind. It’s also pretty long—526 pages!—and pretty heavy on the procedural, so something to think of before reading.

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