Any kind of historical NY fiction book will inevitably wind up in my hands.
I picked this book up at Kramerbooks last year, and added it to my short list when I got a galley of the sequel, Hudson’s Kill. I was completely intrigued by Justice’s character - he was a very compelling young man. There’s a fair bit of violence against women in this, but I was drawn into the central conceit of the prostitution houses who were being supplied by mixed race women by the corrupt leaders of financial NY. The historical note at the end of book was super informative as to Hirsch’s process in writing this book.
I’m always excited about learning, and/or imagining, new facets of NYC’s sordid history, and this book brought be through an old NY that I had never experienced before.
And I loved the brief appearance by Mr. Alexander Hamilton himself.
Currently reading the sequel, Hudson's Kill. Will post a review soon!
I was intrigued by the set up of this book, and felt like it delivered pretty well. The characters are what I’ll remember long after the details of the plot have left me. It wasn’t nearly as gripping as the title leads one to believe, and had a bit too much romance for my liking. But! It did keep my attention, and I can say that it was worth the read.
Will probably be a great Netflix series ala Pretty Little Liars.