4 out of 4 stars
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Ellen has always wanted to be a journalist. It is her only passion in life. So, when she is laid off from her job at the Boston Chronicle newspaper, all of her dreams are crushed. In order to pay her bills, she is forced to sell her soul and take a job for Gargantua, an online job recruitment company. It just so happens that this is even the same company that is slowly putting her beloved newspaper out of business. While working for Gargantua, Ellen suddenly finds herself in the midst of some of Boston's biggest scandals. She becomes a bystander in mafia wars, corrupt politics, drug crimes, and international trafficking.
The Shelton Mill by Elaine Gavigan is a truly exciting novel. From start to finish, it is jam-packed with action and interesting story lines. This book is a little bit crime fiction, a little bit mystery, and even a little bit romance. On top of being written very well and cleverly crafted, it is loaded with interesting characters. The author clearly put a lot of thought into her characters, and it is easy to fall in love with each one of them. Ellen and her friends, Rocco and Griffin, are all equally flawed and, at the same time, perfect complements to each other. It was a delight to read their interactions.
I loved this novel. It never had a dull moment. The plot was so original, and it was obvious that the author had experience in and knowledge of the industries about which she was writing. The book was obviously professionally edited. I only found a few minor typographical errors. My favorite part of this book was the characters. Ellen was easy to relate to and to root for. All of the supporting cast were colorful and enjoyable as well. Even the villains were so well-written that it was hard not to enjoy them, too. I don't really have a least favorite part of this book. I enjoyed every aspect of it.
I have to give this book 4 out of 4 stars. It kept me entertained, and it brought me joy to read it. When it was over, I wanted more. I hope to read more stories about these characters in the future. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of crime fiction, mystery, or just high-quality writing. The story is so unique that it is refreshing, and I doubt anyone would be disappointed in giving this book a read.
The Shelton Mill
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