What Georgia finds hints at a much different, darker answer. It seems that some privileged, preppy schoolgirls on Chicago's North Shore have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen. And while these girls can now pay for Prada, iPhones, and Jimmy Choos with their earnings, they don't realize that their new business venture may end up costing them more than they can afford.
©2008 Libby Fischer Hellmann; (P)2009 Books In Motion
"A story with enough twists and turns to keep you reading to the end. Highly recommended." (Library Journal, starred review)
“Just what’s needed in a mystery…Depth of characterization sets this new entry apart from a crowded field. (Kirkus Reviews)
“Libby Hellmann can get into the mind of a character, whether the character is a mentally ill man or a teenage girl. I kept reading after the first brutal and fascinating pages because I…wanted to know what would happen to the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly people. PI Georgia Davis, the no-nonsense heart of this tale, is an original who cuts through the surface of the wealthy Chicago suburban North Shore and finds a darkness I didn’t see coming. This is good stuff, very good stuff.” (Stuart M. Kaminsky, Grand Master, Mystery Writers of America)
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 11-year-old daughter.
The author, Libby Fischer Hellmann asked me to review two of her books. I first listened to Toxicity and wasn't overly impressed. Since the author indicated that she wasn't thrilled with the narrator chosen for Easy Innocence, I expected that this listen would be similar to the other. It wasn't. Both the story and narration, in my view, were much better in this installment. There was less focus on trivia that would only be meaningful to those with a knowledge of Jewish theology and customs. And the story, although pretty disgusting and somewhat imagination-stretching, kept me interested and plugged in. I like evil characters who are ultimately defeated. And this book had some very evil characters who ultimately met their demise. I also like that Georgia has her imperfections and doesn't always choose correctly. Her character works very well in this story. I will probably try another installment.
I object to all stereotyping and was very disappointed to find that in this book. Too bad, as the issues, teenage prostitution and peer pressure, otherwise were well approached.
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