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A dark, unrelenting debut ...
A dark, unrelenting debut novel that propels fiction noir into the '90s. At thirty-six-looking-thirty, Sherry Parley determines to "get into the daylight, " after drying out from a three-month bender. But it's not daylight she finds when she hooks up with Payne, who's quickly learning how to tap Sherry's most violent and cold-blooded impulses.
Posted July 6, 2001
I got this book as a library discard and I read it twice, so it engaged me. Vicki Hendricks writes sex scenes like a horny young man, and although some of them were flirting with the inability to suspend my disbelief, I stuck with Ms. Parlay's sex drive. She must have been a contortionist in a previous lifetime: I am not going to tell you the positions she works her way into! Hendricks is not nearly as linguistically quirky as Elmore Leonard, but the blend of topless dancer, southern FLorida, dry cleaner and murder is a match for me. This writer has a bizarre voice in the murder, noir genre. Great title--and the setting in the cleaning store is clever. I liked it. Think it would make a good movie; anyone want to do it with me?
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Posted April 14, 2010
Bought this book on a lark due to the publisher's write up, hyping sex, crime and overall noirish story. Instead, I found a very light, elementarily written book heavy on female version of porn. Not much to recommend it - not a thriller, not a tittilater.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.