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G'Day USA (edition 2012)

by Tony McFadden

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dknippling's review
One of the great things about reading indie books right now is that you get dragged out of your usual reading habits. On my own, I tend to read Serious Books of Speculative Intent, and I would have totally missed something like this: a beach read.

(Literally, I suppose; it's on Venice Beach, in L.A.)

Australian actress Ellie Bourke has just attended opening night of her breakout performance, and everyone knows she's a star...until she's framed for the murder of her old landlord, who murdered her roommate and got away with it (from previous book, G'Day L.A.). Suddenly, she's on the run from the cops on Venice Beach--the same cops who let her down last time. She know she's going to have to solve the murder herself if she wants to find justice.

So. Fun read, a feet-up, where-has-the-time-gone read. Pacing quick, dialogue snappy, characters fun. It's not a mystery--I called it really early on--but that doesn't stop the fun.

One thing that annoyed me--accents. A couple of places where the Americans use distinctly un-American terms. And I wish there were more concrete details; we spent all this time on Venice Beach, and I saw more of a black lab one of the character had than I ever did of palm trees. ( )
  dknippling | Apr 25, 2012 |
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One of the great things about reading indie books right now is that you get dragged out of your usual reading habits. On my own, I tend to read Serious Books of Speculative Intent, and I would have totally missed something like this: a beach read.

(Literally, I suppose; it's on Venice Beach, in L.A.)

Australian actress Ellie Bourke has just attended opening night of her breakout performance, and everyone knows she's a star...until she's framed for the murder of her old landlord, who murdered her roommate and got away with it (from previous book, G'Day L.A.). Suddenly, she's on the run from the cops on Venice Beach--the same cops who let her down last time. She know she's going to have to solve the murder herself if she wants to find justice.

So. Fun read, a feet-up, where-has-the-time-gone read. Pacing quick, dialogue snappy, characters fun. It's not a mystery--I called it really early on--but that doesn't stop the fun.

One thing that annoyed me--accents. A couple of places where the Americans use distinctly un-American terms. And I wish there were more concrete details; we spent all this time on Venice Beach, and I saw more of a black lab one of the character had than I ever did of palm trees. ( )
  dknippling | Apr 25, 2012 |

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