[Book Review] Tetterbaum’s Truth by S. R. Claridge

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By S. R. Claridge

Book 1 in the Just Call Me Angel series, Angel Martin takes a job at Tetterbaum’s Pub. A distraction as she nurses a broken heart when her boyfriend, Tony, suddenly disappears. What Angel doesn’t realize is her new place of employment is a favorite hangout of members of the mafia in Chicago. In no time at all, Angel finds herself caught up in a blackmail scandal that has put her life in danger. Angel has to hurry to find answers in order to expose the truth.

Claridge creates a strong female lead who has faced a lot in her life. She’s relatable and empathetic. It took me a little while to get into the story but I appreciated the vivid and descriptive language. It is an action-packed story with a number of twists and turns.

The supporting cast in this story is, in a word, colorful. I especially appreciated Aunt Olga. The “crazy aunt” is an underappreciated role in the literary world. Claridge celebrates it in this book brilliantly.

Don’t let the mafia trope turn you off from this one; it’s a great suspense thriller. I’d like to thank Global Publishing Group for the free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the Author

Roy Hoffman

My name is Susan Claridge and I write under the name, S.R.Claridge. I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a niece, an in-law and friend; but no matter what

hat I wear, I’m always the same simply, complicated woman beneath. I love autumn,moonlight and Grey Goose Vodka martinis with bleu cheese olives. I believe Friday nights were made for Mexican food and margaritas and Sunday mornings warrant an extra-spicy Bloody Mary. I love Jesus and know that any good in me comes from God. I believe in the power of prayer, in the freedom of forgiveness and that people can change. I have a terrible temper and a tender heart, and somehow they balance. At times I may appear teetering on the edge, but I’d rather walk dangerously where there’s a view than let life pass me by.

More information can be found at:

http://www.SusanClaridge.com

http://www.FeelingTheFiction.blogspot.com

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