I have really appreciated the True Color series, novels about unusual crimes of the past. Tolsma tackles the story of a woman who murdered several men who were potential suitors, stealing their money.
Tolsma has done a good job creating a readable novel revolving around the facts of the crime she details at the end of the book. Her writing style is enjoyable. The only aspect of the novel I did not appreciate was a dream scene. Tolsma began a new chapter with a suspenseful scene that was not identified as a dream until well into the narrative. I do not like that deceptive technique.
I do recommend this novel as an interesting fictional exploration of a crime from over a century ago. Tolsma has added a bit of romance to flesh out the interesting story. You can find out some more about the novel at http://www.truecolorscrime.com/gold-digger.html.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Liz Tolsma is a popular speaker and an editor and the owner of Write Direction Editing. She lives in a quiet corner of Wisconsin with her husband and their two daughters.
Barbour Publishing, 256 pages
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)