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The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams
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really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, audiogals, historical-fiction, romance-other

I've given this a B+ for both content and narration at AudioGals.

The Wicked City
tells the story of two very different women who live in New York City at very different times. In 1998, Ella Gilbert has just left her husband, and in 1924, Geneva Rose Kelly – known to her friends as Gin or Ginger – is a bright young thing who can be found most evenings at Christopher’s the speakeasy next door to the apartment building where she lives. While I enjoyed both stories, the book isn’t equally split between the two; it seemed to me as though we spent about 65% of the time with Ginger and 35% with Ella, but because both storylines were equally interesting, I didn’t find myself getting impatient with one while waiting to get back to the other. That said, there are a few pacing issues in Ginger’s sections of the story, places where an overabundance of descriptive prose impedes the progress of the narrative, but this becomes less frequent as the story progresses – or I just didn’t notice it as much.

When Ella caught her husband of six years having sex with a prostitute in the stairwell of their apartment building, she was devastated and left him that very evening. She has just moved into a new place in Greenwich Village and is trying to get her bearings, pull herself back together and decide what to do next, whether to attempt to reconcile or to start divorce proceedings. Deciding to do her laundry early on a Saturday morning because she thinks it’s likely the machines will be free and it’s unlikely she’ll meet anyone else down in the basement, she is startled and a bit miffed to discover that not only are all the machines in use, but that she’s not alone.

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Reading Progress

February 10, 2017 – Started Reading
February 10, 2017 – Shelved
February 10, 2017 – Shelved as: audiobook
February 10, 2017 – Shelved as: audiogals
February 11, 2017 –
30.0%
February 11, 2017 –
30.0%
February 12, 2017 –
65.0%
February 13, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
February 13, 2017 – Shelved as: romance-other
February 13, 2017 – Finished Reading

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