Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Miss Fortune by Sara Mills

Miss Fortune, follows Allie Fortune on her adventures as New York’s only female P.I. It is 1947 and the war is over, but not the battle in Allie’s heart. It has been seven years since she has seen David Rubeneski, the only man she ever loved, and she doesn’t even know if he’s dead or alive.

What starts as a fairly routine job turns ugly when she finds that the client lied to her. The case is terminated and Allie thinks little more about it, until a handsome FBI agent comes looking for answers.

The plot thickens when Allie realizes that her last, best hope for discovering what happened to David, may lie in helping the FBI catch her former client, and the ancient treasure she is hiding.

First-timer Sara Mills, does a terrific job with characterization in her debut novel. Allie Fortune has a unique voice. I also enjoyed the plot, and was left in a quandary, should I root for her to become involved with the incredible FBI agent, or for her to find David. The best kind of dilemma, and one that makes me eager to get the second in the series as soon as it is available.

My one slight criticism is that I have no idea how she came to be a PI in the first place. Despite a very upper crust background, we are told that she worked as secretary to a PI for a time. I don’t know how that switch in roles came in to being though and I hope that this is one of the plot threads that will be tied up in the next story.

I do recommend Miss Fortune, so if you haven’t gotten it yet, run out and get a copy while they are still available.

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