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Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato
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really liked it
bookshelves: mystery

Emilia Cruz is the first female police detective in Acapulco, and her colleagues don't make it easy for her. In this first book of a series, she has to deal with a murder, a kidnapping, a drug ring, counterfeit money, and all of this not knowing who to trust in Mexico's notoriously corrupt system.

I enjoyed this much more than I was expecting to. I only picked it up because it satisfied a game, but was pleasantly surprised. I've only been to Mexico for a short weekend on vacation and so have no idea what it's really like to live there, but it is notorious for police corruption and violence, and this book has a gritty realism though it's not too graphic. Emilia's troubles with her misogynistic fellow detectives feel all too real. The mystery was complex, the resolution satisfying, the characters interesting. I will definitely be continuing the series.
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Reading Progress

January 5, 2017 – Started Reading
January 6, 2017 – Shelved
January 6, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery
January 6, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Book Concierge Hadn't hear of this series ... off to check if my library has them....

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