Today’s book review features
The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel.
The one man who could help her, must never know her name.
If Kate Chamberlin can’t reveal her true identity to the world, she must settle for sharing only her talent. Hired as a musician for KDKA radio, Kate plays everything from sponsors’ jingles to complex sonatas. As long as the whispers around the broadcasting room refer to her as “Killjoy Kate” and not “Catarina the crime boss’s daughter,” then her life is safe from danger.
Or so she thinks.
When anonymous, violent threats surface, Kate’s wary of accepting protection from the handsome private investigator, Detective Jennings. His save-the-world attitude is as charming as his manners, but no one, especially him, can know the gruesome realities of her birth.
The 1924 Pittsburgh underworld is as complicated as it is elusive, and though the dealings of the Salvastanos have dwindled, Rhett Jennings is certain the man responsible for his father’s death is still at large. But his personal hunt for justice must be set aside when his day job requires him to investigate threats directed at a young radio broadcaster with enamoring brown eyes and secretive behavior.
When danger surrounds them, will the truth of Kate’s past become the key to their survival?
The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel is everything I love in a book. It has a historical setting (one of my favorite decades, too: the 20s), lots of suspense, and a sweet romance. Not to mention the main character is Italian like me. And, best of all, the author delivered an incredible story!
When Kate Chamberlain, newly arrived from Italy, discovers her father is a notorious mobster and suspected of murdering the police chief, she changes her name and goes into hiding albeit in plain sight. When she receives a death threat that appears to come from her own father, her boss arranges for her protection from the son of the very police chief her father appears to have murdered.
This, of course, sets up a wonderful push-pull of attraction, secrets, anger, and forgiveness. I haven’t to admit I suspected some of the ending, but that didn’t dim how much I enjoyed the story. In fact, it was so fantastic, I want to reread it to catch all the nuances and breadcrumbs I’d missed.
I highly recommend The Mobster’s Daughter and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author (then purchased my own copy because it was that good!). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.