Finished Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith. I received a copy for review.
Jude’s best friend is dead. Everyone knows that Maggie drowned but no one knows exactly what happened. Her family says it’s an accident; most of her friends think it was suicide. Jude believes Maggie was murdered, though, and she’s going to figure out who and why.
This novel is called an homage to noir, and I can see that (though this book is a lot less dark–which is not the same thing as me saying it’s a light read). This is a story about broken people and the ending…I didn’t see it coming and it hit me hard.