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City of Masks by Daniel Hecht
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Feb 16, 12

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Read from February 10 to 16, 2012

I really enjoyed this. Daniel Hecht wrote beautifully, and the narrator, Anna Fields, did a really great job. I got a real feel for New Orleans (one of my favorite settings) both physically and spiritually. I was engaged through the whole book and could barely stop myself from listening to take a break.

I'm not even sure how to classify this: mystery/thriller/suspense, or paranormal/urban fantasy? It was just this side of too normal to be full-blown urban fantasy, but it was definitely paranormal.

I thought it was a great device to have Cree take on the emotions (and accents/mannerisms) of the person she was working with. It was a smart way to add dimension and, yes, flaws to a character so she just couldn't breeze in, solve problems, and leave. Cree is flawed to begin with, and I liked that about her. She has her own issues to work through and it makes her very relatable to a flawed person like me. I look forward to seeing this character grow through the series.

I am very much looking forward to the second book, set in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest, another one of my favorite settings.
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Trisha I agree. Knowing New Orleans, he did such an amazing job of capturing the texture of the city and culture. I was sure he must have lived there. Now I am on book #2 and looking forward to it.


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