She expands the action in her story to include outlying cities like South Pasadena and even Duarte.
And most frustratingly once we reach the unmasking of the real killers and the mystery's solution, it has little to do with most of the story we've just read.
Perhaps Hamilton has a sequel in mind, but for all liky's strengths as a character, I wonder if she could carry another book.
This is the type of book that makes for good reading on a long trip or at a beach somewhere with lazy, sun-drenched days to enjoy. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Matt Mansfield
Happy to get this most interesting book about a true crime case set in the most interesting era in L.A.Published 21 months ago by Amy E. Condit
I expected a better story. I wanted to be excited and confused in good way. This book did not meet my expectations at all.Published on October 15, 2012 by This is me.
The Last Embrace started out with a great idea; a former file clerk/OSS spy trying to adjust to post-war life in the US after a number of years in Europe working undercover as a... Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by B. Velten
As a 3rd generation Angeleno, I looked forward to reading about streets and scenes my mother often referenced. I was disappointed. Read morePublished on September 15, 2008 by Pat, LA Native