Sunstroke

Sunstroke

Book - 2005
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The blazingly original novel from the most exciting new voice in crime fiction today-a brilliantly crafted modern noir filled with secrets, heartbreak, and mordant humor. Gloria Mendez is single and thirty-six, and secretly and somewhat hopelessly in love with her oblivious boss. He is both single and solitary, and far too old for her, but she has worked for him, side by side, for ten oddly companionable years. But when he disappears on his annual trip to Mexico-the one aspect of his life to which she's never been privy-Gloria's sudden and impulsive search for him reveals the wreckage of a hidden past. Carl Perreira was not who Gloria thought he was-nor was he anything she could have imagined. As Gloria travels this twisted road into Carl's backstory, she realizes she might not have known him at all. Her investigation discloses as much about her own life as it does about her mysterious boss -and leaves her fighting for her life. Sunstrokeis everything a thriller should be: circuitous, thought provoking, and brimming with edge-of-the-seat suspense-and the start of a brilliant career.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
ISBN: 9780399153303
0399153306
Call Number: KELLERMAN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.
Mexico -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Americans -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Single women -- Fiction.

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ljn14x Jan 05, 2013

Very well-written, and Gloria is easy to like, but the plot gets too convoluted and the ending is unsatisfying. One wants more for Gloria.

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