Ill Will Paperback – Apr 17 2012
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About the Author
J.M. Redmann has written seven novels, all featuring New Orleans private detective Michele Micky” Knight. Her third book, The Intersection of Law & Desire won a Lambda Literary Award. Lost Daughters, Deaths Of Jocasta, and Water Mark were also nominated for Lambda Literary Awards. She currently resides in New Orleans.
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Micky gets thrown into a case involving a snake oil salesman selling vitamins and other potentially harmful "herbal remedies" to the desperate and downtrodden. While investigating this case she also finds herself mixed up in an insurance fraud case that might jeopardize her partner. There are many layers to the case and you find yourself swept along with Micky and all the other players in this book.
There is a real underlying theme of the health care system and its many flaws and the anxiety that sick people have to deal with when they either have no insurance or their insurance starts denying their care. The book ends on a semi-cliff hanger which is a bummer since now I have to wait for the next one to find out what happens!
"Ill Will" is a wonderful book, incredibly well written and strongly poignant. I refuse to give out any plot points but fans of JM Redmann know that the real world touches Micky in all kinds of ways, good and bad, and the plot and subplots in "Ill Will" do not shy away from real life issues, pains and fears.
A big part of the Micky Knight books is a fabulous family of secondary characters, and I was thrilled to see them again on the pages of "Ill Will". I do feel it's safe to say that one of my favorite secondary characters is back - Joanne Ranson. It was great to see her and Micky interacting as only they can (as Micky says "Hey, you want sympathy, you talk to Cordelia. You want a b*tch slap into reality, you talk to me."). JM Redmann is great with dialog, and can say more with one sentence than a lot of authors can say with a paragraph.
There's a lot of history with Micky and her family, with their relationships and their environments - and as in the real world, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and it's impact on New Orleans is alive and greatly felt on the pages of "Ill Will" and that adds to the gravity and believability of the book.
"Ill Will" is much more than a well-written mystery: it's about characters and place, it's about feelings and frustrations, it's about love and pain and it's about people ... people who you'll wish you knew, people who you wish you had as friends.
I enjoyed the ride and had my heart broken in between, but this series always manages to do so. I was surprised that a storyline that hit very close to home didn't have me more emotionally involved. I'm such a crybaby when it comes to books and movies, but nope, no tears here. I don't know why.
It was a very Micky-centric novel, and I missed reading more about her friends. They were kinda there, but not really.
But it was good. Katrina still dominates their lives in so many ways, amidst the many tragedies in this novel, that is the greatest one.
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