I struggled with scoring this book a 4 or 5. I wish that Goodreads allowed me to split the difference.
This fine mystery novel with a message is set in the African American culture of Los Angeles. The author has obviously lived in the world of which she writes. She is articulate and easily bounces between the have and have-nots.
I found the storyline and characters to be engaging. I did not want to put the book down but I find life is better with occasional sleep. Give this indie author a chance. I, for one, am awaiting her next book.