Book Review: ‘Westside Lights: A Gilda Carr Novel’ By W.M. Akers

Book number three in the Jazz Age series finds Gilda Carr on the run after the death of her lover and friends aboard the boat they were living on. They live on the Westside of New York, full of all the bad things you need…acholol, drugs, sex and antything else you may need and the police leave everyone alone. Gilda and her loved Cherub live on a stolen boat. Gilda is a detective, who has a knack for solving small cases, hasn’t worked for over a year. One night Gilda is drinking and decides not to go out with everyone else and when she wakes up in the morning she finds Cherub and eight people dead on the boat. Gilda is the prime suspect and the police are after her for all the murders. She has to turn to people she can’t really trust and the police keep closing in on her. She makes a shocking discovery that changes everything and now she must prove what’s been going on before it’s too late.

This is my first time reading one of these books and I really enjoyed it. The characters and setting of 1923 work perfectly here and the story is one you want to keep reading along.

You can pick up Westside Lights in stores on Tuesday, March 11th from Harper Voyager.

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