Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Little Men by Megan Abbott

3 Stars
“This town can make a whore out of anyone.”

Penny had dreams of being a queen of the big screen. Instead, once she did her time on the old casting couch . . . .

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she found herself relegated to the make-up department. But Penny is a “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” type of gal and decided to take the high road – all the way to a little bungalow in Melrose Place Canyon Arms . . .

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It’s there she finds not only low rent, but charming décor, a fully-stocked library, and even some new friends. She also finds some strange noises and visions of dancing little men at approximately 2:00 a.m. each night . . .

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When Penny’s new neighbors inform her of a tragedy that occurred in her apartment, Penny decides to figure out exactly what happened to the former tenant . . .

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I’m the odd gal out on this one and I’m telling you, Megan Abbot . . . .

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I’m blaming this totally on me not being a fan of short stories. Like all of Abbott’s stuff, the pace was perfect, the writing flowed, the ending unexpected – I just wanted more. This one did remind me, however, that I’ve owned Queenpin for about a hundred years and probably need to get off my butt and read the dang thing. I have a feeling that story will have all I want and more from an Abbott noir.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
Thank you, NetGalley!

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