Truth Kills (Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
Kindle Feature Spotlight
|Length: 298 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
See the Best Books of 2018
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-6 of 70 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Also, the main reason I picked this up in the first place and actually gave it priority on my reading list (since I've got several thousand Kindle freebies - of which this was one - downloaded, as well as a stack of library books) is that it's set in Milwaukee. I've been living in that city for the past few years, but still I'm not really getting much of a sense of it from this book, not like I've gotten from other local authors. She frequently name-drops some of the pricier destinations around town, but this makes her come off more like a big-bucks tourist who just stays on the eastside save her one venture out to Whitefish Bay (which is hardly what I'd call "moderate income").
I couldn't even finish this one, I just couldn't. I was originally going to give it two stars and try to keep pushing on through, but when I reached the point where she's putting down another woman of a similar age but very dissimilar income (the victim's mother, no less) for her haggard appearance, saying that she'd need the right makeup and clothing (high end, no doubt) to turn a man's head (evidently the very highest achievement for any woman)...ugh, no, I'm done. And needless to say, I will pass on anything else this author has to offer as well.
TRUTH KILLS is the first-in-a-series featuring a sexy Sicilian, whose surname has four syllables (Bon-a-part-e), and who, as a "snoop," uses many disguises to get what she wants. She can look neat as a pin or like a bag lady; or she can look her age to be automatically invisible. Her career began when she divorced "Bozo" and bought a cherry red Miata. Then she heard whispers about "middle-aged crazy and "trying to prove something." Now she wants to find a man to share her life with, and her friend assures her she is "...a woman who's got it together. A looker. With a good heart...." Off the job, Angie admits, she is a "fifty-something hottie: white hair gelled back, dramatic eye makeup, toned body encased in designer duds."
Clearly she is a woman who has spent a lot of time and tears getting to know herself. She has strong opinions -- about religion, marriage, lovemaking - and is still asking questions - especially about how far to go to achieve justice.
In this story, Gracie Belloni, a mother about to give birth to her fifth child asks Angelina to find out if her husband Tony is having a dalliance with the attractive Elisa Morano who works at the insurance agency he uses. Angie dives into a dumpster (it's legal) to find evidence, and pieces together phone records. It looks suspicious. But then the probable mistress is murdered violently and Tony becomes a suspect. He swears he didn't do it. Gracie believes him and changes her instructions to Angelina: find out who did. This involves working with a Mafia attorney and, simultaneously, two Polish police detectives.
The truth is elusive and dangerous. On the way we are treated to the nuances of Angie's budding love affair, and a whole lot of wit and wisdom. Every chapter has a heading, quoting sages as diverse as John Lennon and Rochefoucauld. More maxims come from Angelina's cultural experience: "Save your breath to cool your soup." And she comes out with some corkers all by herself through admissions ("Androgony makes me very uncomfortable....") and observations ("Sunday papers feel so substantial until you take out the employment section, the automotive section and all the ads and coupons").
This novel is very well-written. A bonus for me: I learned two new words: "borborygmi" and "gingillo."