Masie is the daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz and after being sent away to boarding school, unexpectedly she is called back when her mother falls ill. To keep her family’s dangerous secrets Masie is forced to lie about something so big, it can destroy everything as she knows it.
I understand this is an introduction into a new series and I understand that this is a novella. However, I couldn’t like it any less if I didn’t know those pieces of information.
My biggest issue of this book was the fact that it felt incomplete. The book simply ended and I know it is to lead into another book but it was weak.
I didn’t like Masie. Her intentions seem really messed up and as much as she complains about her father, all I can think of was how much she is like him. I felt that maybe something decent about her would show but it wasn’t there. This introduction appears to be more about her selfish motives than anything to do with her mother or the family secret.
The overall plot felt like it was put together in a rush and there wasn’t too much concerned for it as it isn’t a full story. I like the author; her Queen of Someday series is amazing. But this did not make me want to read the upcoming series. There wasn’t enough on the surrounding characters, who will play a big part in the series and there wasn’t enough back.
Despite this, there is one thing I did like. The story’s setting is during the Gatsby era New York and I love it. I wish that there was more detail but I did like the aspect of that story.