Awesome cover. Fantastic setting (1960s California). Slow-paced mystery.
5/5 Stairs. A missing person, an unconscious victim, and a hit-and-run. There's a lot going on in King's Cove. Highly recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction/mystery, strong female leads (think Maisie Dobbs!), and mysteries that dive into not just the whodunit but the why?
5/5 Stairs. Excellent historical fiction: takes place in the NYPL, features two female protagonists, and alternates between 1913 and 1993. Don't miss it.
5/5 Stairs. The mystery itself is both straightforward and complex at the same time. There are plenty of suspects, and Newport even feels like a character itself.
A special thank you to three of my favorite authors who helped me find my way back to reading in 2020.