The Devil’s Dance

thedevilsdance

Romi Lachlan is a young woman with her share of challenges.  Her fiancé, Phil Gerald, has disappeared, taking the money from Verify, the tech company where they are employed, with him. Romi is broke, blackballed and unable to find a job.  As a result, she is forced to move back to her childhood home, a trailer park in Bisby, Texas. Her dysfunctional family further complicates matters.

But things have changed in Bisby; the once poor area is now prosperous.  With the help of an FBI agent, Ben Sawyer, who initially appears to be investigating her involvement with Phil’s fleecing Verify, Romi sets out to uncover a number of secrets.

This book is engaging and enjoyable; Ms. Lamb is an excellent writer.  Romi is a likeable, strong character, and I love the interaction between her and Sawyer and her crazy-as-loons family.  The book is fast-paced.  There are several story arcs but this is executed in a logical manner and holds the reader’s interest.  I did wonder somewhat about Romi’s snarky comments throughout the story, but came to realize this is a defense mechanism to deal with stress.  The snarky attitude is covering vulnerability.   There is an element of reconciliation and putting the past to rest that I like a lot also.

The Devil’s Dance is a worthwhile read.

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