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Book Riot

Discoveries from the Book Expo Floor: 4 Upcoming Crime Novels with Female Leads

The Do-Right, by Lisa Sandlin — I’m especially excited about this one because — according to the publisher’s rep — rather than starring the dude who runs the detective agency, it’s actually more about his secretary … a woman who just got out of prison after serving fourteen years for killing one of the men who raped her.

It’s set in the ’70s in a blue collar Texas town, and involves disappearing teenagers, a serial killer, exotic animals, and the advent of some sort of new, oil-related product. But wait, there’s more! While out and about on a weekend break from all of the private detective-style action, Delpha, our heroine, has a run-in with the guy who got away … the other man who raped her.

(I admit it, I’m hoping it goes in a revenge-y direction.)

To top it all off, the book opens with this killer Salman Rushdie quote: “I remember telling myself not to carry the hatred around, although I know where it is. I have it in a trunk in storage.” CHILLS, I HAVE THEM. —Leila Roy, Bookriot
- Leila Roy, June 13, 2015  Visit Website

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