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Release Day Review: Adieu Warm Sunshine, by C.E. Case

 
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Release Day Review: Adieu Warm Sunshine, by C.E. Case

Book Info

Authors
About the Author
C.E. Case is a librarian by trade, writer by night, who has settled back into Charlotte, NC.
Publication Date
August 01, 2016
Pages
168 pages
Note
Filed on personal Goodreads/BookLikes shelves: 2016 reads, Divine Magazine 2016, 3 star reads, female/female, crime/thriller, darker/grittier, romance
ASIN
B01F6CE9Z8
 Pamela Costis is just another dancer/addict loitering at the stage door with no autographs to sign. She tells herself she's not looking for anything, but when the black town car pulls up and reveals a tall, dark stranger, she's intrigued enough to get closer. 
 
Sunflower "Sunny" Darling is unmistakably a cop, except she's really something darker, but that doesn't matter until Pamela goes missing after their one night stand. No one else seems to have noticed. 
 
Sunny can’t accept Pamela’s disappearance as anything ordinary. She delves into the theater underworld, but finds only dead ends. 

Editor reviews

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not one for me, but I did finish it.
Overall 
 
3.0
 Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Pamela is "just a dancer" standing at the stage door, with no autographs to sign. When a big black car pulls up, Pamela is drawn to it, like a moth to a flame. Sunny takes Pamela to bed and they have a night of something that affects them both, deeply. But Pamela disappears and there is more to it both Pamela and Sunny than either of them knew.

Ok. so. I finished it, which is a really good thing because at points I was so confused I wanted to give it up. Many points. But something kept me going and that something, whatever it was, is why I finished it and why it gets the rating it does. 

That and the fact that we here from everyone. Pamela, Sunny, Vash (Sunny's police partner) and Angela (Pamela's arch enemy at the show).

The story itself is complicated, and if you don't (like I obviously didn't) pick up the clues straight away, much will be lost. I had to go back a couple of times, to see if I'd missed anything, but actually, my speed reading wasn't to blame here. Whatever I went to look for, simply wasn't here. 

It carries some darker undertones: child porn, drug running and the like, but that's only mentioned when discussing what had happened to Pamela and what she had done. Not described in any detail. Sunny's true career is not made clear til the very end, and a couple of times I was in two minds about what she really did. Pamela's crimes were equally not made clear, but again, maybe I just didn't put the clues together quick enough.

Sorry, but not one for me. However, because of the multi POV and the fact that I DID finish it...

3 stars

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads, BookLikes, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Kobo and Barnes and Noble** 
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