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Money Shot by Christa Faust
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Dec 13, 2011

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Read on December 13, 2011

It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she'd been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car.

When i read that part of the synopsis i thought no way im gonna get a book that sounds so clichè,so far from my taste. The cool cover pose with the gun, the female author being a contemporary noir author is what made me try this.

I liked Angel Dare despite her porn star name sounds silly. She had a strong voice,attitude that made her beliavable and easy to like despite all the things she does in the book. The novel was fun to read and had some real word darkness in the story. Which is pretty much all i ask of modern noir novels. I havent really enjoyed the new noir novels i have read by Hard Case Crime so far. Most of the HCC novels i have enjoyed have been written by alltime greats,masters of the field.

Strong 3 stars for me, rate it higher than most 3 stars novels.
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message 3: by Mohammed (last edited Dec 13, 2011 05:27PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Mohammed Alberto wrote: "I think the writing style was powerful, but the plot just ok."

The plot wasnt the best but i liked the writing style. It was tough and wisecracking. I laughed when Angel said:

" I hate malls. They're like strip clubs for women"

Adam Yes, attitude counts for a lot. If I like where a writer is coming from, it makes up for a lot.

Mohammed Adam wrote: "Yes, attitude counts for a lot. If I like where a writer is coming from, it makes up for a lot."

Yeah if the writing isnt bad the attitude makes up for alot. I hope her other books are noir like this atleast some of them.

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