Feb 172011
 
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A close knit group is rocked by the death of their fifth. When Maya contracted AIDS due to her fiancée’s infidelity with another man her friends were angry on her behalf.

But when she ultimately dies, They each have trouble shaking the grief.

Especially her cousin Special. Special is so angry she can barely function. How dare Eugene cheat on her cousin – and with another man to boot? Oh, yet, Eugene maintains that he’s not gay it’s really just about the sex.

Then the girls get embroiled in a case when prominent black men start being gunned down with no obvious connection. Yet, there must be a connection – there always is. Unless, it’s just that they’ve made good. Could it be that simple?

My Thoughts

I enjoyed this book. After reading the first chapter when it detailed the indiscretion of a happily married man I almost put it down but I’m glad I continued reading.

This book deals frankly with lifestyles different than my own and the hate that is directed toward those who have chosen other paths. I also live my life in a ‘closet’ because many of the drug and AIDS issues that were dealt with in this book have never touched my life and I didn’t realize what a problem things were becoming. (I also apparently miss a lot of Oprah!)

This wasn’t a nail-biter but it was a very emotional book and quite enjoyable.

Thank you to the author for not only sending me the review copy but also for writing a book that deals with the issues many of us face. May I say – I’m praying for another group of people now.

Rating: B+
Buy or Borrow: Borrow
Steam: Adult – quite frank intimacy, language, and violence.

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review.

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  2 Responses to “Review: Murder on the Down Low”

  1. Gina, this one did deal with some issues that will make people uncomfortable to say the least. If you haven't read Buying Time I would recommend.

    I liked that I learned something from this book but definitely out of norm for issues to deal with.

  2. Great review. Eloquent, thoughtful, concise, and tasteful. Bravo!

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