Thursday, April 16, 2015
BOOK REVIEW: "Riding In Cars With Girls" by Evangeline Jennings
A transgressive and cauterizing crime fiction collection with more twists and turns than a high mountain road, Riding in Cars with Girls is a hard, fast, and beautifully dangerous read. Consider the evidence:
FIREBIRD -- A small town cocktail waitress. A glamorous stranger behind the wheel of a stolen muscle car. A raging forest fire. What could possibly go wrong?
ESCORT -- A high class hooker fucks a Mafia Don to death and the fallout forces an undercover Fed to make the toughest call of her career. Should she do her job or the right thing?
911 -- Alex is doomed. Nikki's along for the ride. Something about fjords.
AUDI -- South London's finest teenage car thieves stake their lives on an illegal road race.
TRANS AM -- A widow hunts her husband's killer across America. Route 666.
CROWN VICTORIA -- Two young runaway lovers with a steep price on their heads take a savage roadtrip through every kind of crazy.
Riding In Cars With Girls -- Dangerous curves ahead.
Riding In Cars With Girls is a great, fast-paced short story collection. It has a dark, noir setting, adding in hot rods driven by kick-a** females. My personal favorite was Audi, but no story here is lacking anything. You've got murder, sex, burglary and so much more crammed into very little space. But it's not crowded, it's just right. Like a bunch of teenagers filling a car to capacity, you know what you're getting into, but still run in to some surprises.
I can't give this a very involved review, because I don't want to spoil the mystery of the stories for you. Just know that Evangeline Jennings wrote a great collection, one that many readers will be able to enjoy, no matter your gender.
4/5--fast-paced and bad-a**!
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