RARA-AVIS: Die a Little

From: e_lynskey ( e_lynskey@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Apr 2007

I enjoyed Megan Abbott's second noir (THE SONG IS YOU) and finished her debut noir (DIE A LITTLE). The narrative is more straightforward, and the story is tight. The narrator is Lora King; the year is 1954; and the spot is Pasadena, CA. Now that puts you in the right place and right time for a noir. Lora is a prim schoolteacher who lives with her brother Bill. Alice Steel, a seamstress for a movie company, captivates, then marries Bill. Lora turns protective of Bill and jealous even. Things turn darker. Both noirs are great reads.


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