"Sharma portrays New Orleans as beautiful, corrupt, complicated, secretive and tragic-far more than just an atmospheric backdrop for Tess' genealogical investigations. She skillfully shows how the family betrayals, murders, lies and vengeance Tess uncovers are inextricably linked with New Orleans' history, racial and sexual politics, and geography. The author handles dialogue (and dialect) well, which gives vitality to her large, varied cast, and she depicts Tess herself as likable, enterprising and sympathetic....Sharma paces the novel well, gradually unfolding layers of mystery until the final truth is revealed. An often engaging New Orleans mystery with romantic and humorous touches." -- Kirkus Reviews
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I won this book through Goodreads and I am in the middle of it right now. I love it! Lots of mystery, romance, history, and New Orleans scenery. I have to go back to reading it right now. I can't put it down.