Title: Lucky Days (Boystown #9)
Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: Kenmore Books
Release Date: January 13th 2017
Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Court Drama, Historical, AIDS, the 1980s
Page Count: 207
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
In the ninth book of the bestselling mystery series, a young man wakes up covered in blood and no memory of the previous night. When hypnotism doesn’t help, he turns to private investigator Nick Nowak. Meanwhile, the trial of Outfit kingpin Jimmy English begins. Quickly the case begins to unravel when an important witness goes missing and Nick must put his other cases, and his home life, on hold while he goes to Las Vegas to find him.
I think I’ll pick an audio book for my next read. It was a reading marathon through the night (with a short pause for a bothersome need like sleeping), my eyes are exhausted – I had a busy working week, the first one after holidays – but…Do I need to explain anything?!
Who wouldn’t have done the same?!
It is the book #9 of Boystown series series, FGS! We are entre nous. We know what we want and what we can expect but the most important thing – we know WHY. And I assure you, Lucky Days WAS WORTH THE WAIT.
I have a LOT of feelings about this book, I HIGHLIGHTED a lot, and I promise to do my best not to spoil ANYTHING for you in my review. You’ll read it and you’ll enjoy it. Period.
Lucky Days is for me the most complex installment in the series:
There are 3 cases that Nick are involved into.
The main case is Jimmy English trail that starts, it occupies the main part in this book. And even if Nick doesn’t make the rules here, he plays one of the main ( if not the main) role here. Let me reveal the precise details – he is NOT amused about it. The second case reminds of Nick’s previous cases, a gay customer needs his services as a private investigator and the third one is more of the private nature in that he is involved rather emotionally than factually(and is very tiny from Nick’s attention, but it is THERE).
There are many secondary characters. (Especially in regard to Jimmy English trail)
Don’t worry though – the author leads his readers very skillfully through the jungle of names. I have to admit that I didn’t know IMMEDIATELY who was who in SOME situations, but before I had decided to pick up the previous sequel to refresh my memories and started to seek for the names, I got my explanation from the author out of the context that followed.
Lucky Days has more than ONE sub-genre.
We have a COURT DRAMA, a RUN-AWAY-ROAD-MOVIE, a crime investigation a là Nick Nowak (you know this typical for Nick ones, we know from previous books, asking questions-> making conclusions), and yes, a GAY ROMANCE(that doesn’t take up a lot of space in this book, but it doesn’t mean automatically LESS INTENSITY, just the opposite), no I won’t add GAY EROTICA, there are not TOO MANY sex scenes, and I LOVE IT, btw, SEX is a delicious addition to the plot and not the opposite.
I don’t need to praise the writing(We are entre nous, remember?), we all know that Marshall Thornton is an AMAZING WRITER. With a SPECIAL talent for dialogues (no one can do it better!), but not only. He is the best in writing the best ENDING. You know, the one that leaves you with tears in your eyes (because it is soooo emotional and touching), that doesn’t piss you off (because he doesn’t do mean cliffhangers), but the one that leaves you craving for more.
Overall, I really loved this book. It has everything I enjoy: a dramatic tension, a very clever mystery, an emotional part and….IT HAS NICK. Marshall Thornton gave me somebody I don’t want to live without. He gave me something I want to have AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. Marshall Thornton amazes me with his ideas again and again. And I just can’t have enough of this series=I just can’t have enough of Nick.