#BookReview – REDHEAD: A Dovetail Cove Novella by Jason McIntyre

“My name is Frances Margaret Banks and I’ve killed two men.” So begins the account of Dovetail Cove’s most notorious Lady of The Red Light in her rented room above Lowballs Pub on Beacon Street. When she meets Sean, a seemingly noble client who takes her services despite his beautiful young family waiting at home, she knows the relationship needs to end. And yet, drawn into his world of security, mystique and, yes, even love, Fanny is compelled to maintain ties with Sean, even if they turn out to be fatal.

Published: March 2017

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My Review

Dovetail Cove is by far the coolest, freakiest, most entertaining place to be! If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, what are you waiting for? Okay, seriously, you can start here, with Redhead, or you can go back to the beginning with Deathbed, or you can jump in anywhere you like. Each book is a unique experience in this bizarre fictional world Jason McIntyre has created.

When you’re banging for your breakfast, lunch and supper and all you have is a couple thousand in a Little Dipper’s Island Savings account, you just move from one dick to the next.

Now, on to my thoughts about Redhead. Fanny, the main character, is a prostitute in a town where everyone knows you and secrets are difficult to keep. But Fanny does have her secrets, and she is about to disclose them in this confessional-style story. Fanny is smart and brash and doesn’t hold back. I love her character!

I remember the venom in my words. No one was going to tell me what was good for me.

Jason McIntyre’s writing is expressive and picturesque. He doesn’t tell us anything, but instead shows us the town and lets us feel the characters’ emotions. This story offers mystery and suspense, intrigue, deception, love, loss, hope, and unexpected twists.


Thanks for reading. 🙂