February Bonus Book Review: The Hot One

Carolyn Murnick's crimoir keeps its distance.

The crime
From the dust jacket:

Growing up in rural New Jersey, Ashley and Carolyn were inseparable, but as teenagers they began to drift apart. Carolyn ended up at Columbia University, and Ashley moved to Los Angeles, where her vibrant beauty became an entrée into a world of never-ending parties.

When Ashley visited Carolyn in New York, however, she rev…

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