The Girl From Blind River
by Gale Massey
Jamie Elders desperately wants to escape her small town, and her family’s reputation as criminals. Unfortunately, she makes a poor decision, and winds up in debt to her uncle. Since she is now in debt to him, he expects her to follow his demands. One night, those demands include disposing of a dead man. With Jamie’s future on the line, she must decide to be a criminal, or follow the law.
A debut novel by Gale Massey. Well developed characters in an interesting story. Jamie is 19-years-old, and dreams of playing poker professionally. She grew up around card games, and has a knack for it. The story has a lot to do with poker, which I found fun to read.
Jamie makes plenty of bad decisions, as do other characters in this book, but I kept cheering for her. She has a heartbreaking backstory, but stayed smart and strong.
I received an ARC of this book from Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest review. This book is expected to be published in July 2018.