Book Review: ‘A Special Place For Women: A Novel’ By Laura Hankin

Jillian is a journalist who just lost her job. She’s back to bartending while trying to get another gig. She calls her old boss and married man Miles, who runs another paper. She pitches an idea to him for a story. There’s a secret women’s club in New York that has been rumored for a while now. It reportedly costs $1000 a month in dues and had gotten a progressive woman elected to be the mayor (until a scandal brought her down). Jillian poses as the girlfriend of Rafael, who is a chef and has been getting some good pub lately. When Margot attends an event that Raf is at with Jillian she’s able to make her move and gets invited to the club known as Nevertheless. Jillian soon learns the shocking secrets of the club and is ready to start writing her story. But things start getting weirded with the club and there’s infighting among the women. And shocking things happen and Jillian will have a decision to make and it all leads to a shocking event that will change the lives of these women.

This is a fun story with twists and turns you don’t see coming. Well-written characters that you follow along with and root for, especially Jillian. A strong novel in the women’s fiction genre.

You can pick up A Special Place For Women in stores Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 from Berkley. And in paperback on Tuesday, May 24th.

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