Title: A Kind of Justice (Bobbi Logan #1)
Author: Renee James
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Genre(s): Transgender, Mystery/Thriller, Romance
Page Count: 320
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.
Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.
In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.
As the detective builds an ever more convincing case against her, both of them will be shaken by revelations—about themselves, about their own deeply held secrets, and about the bizarre ritual murder of John Strand.
The best thing about this book is Bobbi Logan. I am not completely “virgin” in regard of books with transgender characters, but I have never read a book with a transgender woman as a first-person narrative. And to be in Bobbi’s head was a great experience. Because Bobbi Logan is a wonderful character that you won’t forget and who maybe helps you to learn a bit more about transgender people.
Bobby Logan was born as a man, but in the wrong body. She was married to a woman in her previous life, came out as gay – though was never really sure she was a girl, she was only sure she wasn’t a boy – then later she made the permanent step of gender reassignment surgery.
Now, 5 years after her transition she is a star hairdresser and an owner of a beauty salon in Chicago in the midst of the economic crisis, she is over forty, tries to rebuild her relationship with her ex-wife, she is probably without a chance in love with a man who everyone is in love with, and… a main suspect in a murder case.
A Kind of Justice is not only a brilliantly written mystery, but it is an emotional and fascinating story about a fantastic character you’ll fall in love with. It is impossible not to feel with/for Bobby.
What I found also great in this book: it has a heartwarming satisfying ending that made me happy, but didn’t give me a feeling of being manipulated into it. It was soooo right and sooooo touching!..
I truly hope that this book will find many many many fans.
It is so different from everything I read, in a WOW way, I can’t recommend it highly enough.