Summary

Ms. Millman's meticulous handling of details within the legal community adds an added layer of appeal. Hooker Avenue delivers a riveting thriller with solid characters ready to go the distance.

5-STAR REVIEW: HOOKER AVENUE by Jode Millman

The Description

Queens City Crime Novel: Book 2
Publication Date: April 19, 2022

Being a Good Samaritan is hazardous. 

Amid a violent Hudson Valley thunderstorm, Jessie Martin discovers a woman lying unconscious in a roadside ditch. The badly beaten victim, Lissie Sexton, a local prostitute, claims she’s escaped the attack of a killer.

Jessie’s more than a casual driver who passes by; she’s a criminal-defense attorney. And Lissie is more than an ordinary hooker. She’s the key witness in a cold case under investigation by Jessie’s estranged longtime friend, Detective Ebony Jones.

And now Ebony can’t find her witness. Jessie’s new boss has sent Lissie into hiding. If Jessie reveals Lissie’s location she compromises her client, her firm and her professional ethics. If she doesn’t, she risks alienating not just Ebony but the entire police department backing her.

A simple act of compassion forces Jessie to choose between her duty and her friend.

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Just like in horror films, when the eerie music starts and the main character heads directly into the danger zone, author Jodé Millman delivers a spine-tingling opening chapter in Hooker Avenue.

In this case, Jessie Martin is driving in a rainstorm, and she sees some sort of mass on the side of the road. Cue the music because when she goes to investigate, she finds a badly beaten woman barely alive.

As the second installment in the Queen City Crimes series, it appears that the book can easily be read as a standalone. However, some references indicate that the first novel must have been off the charts with action. I’m especially interested in learning more about how Terrence Butterfield ended up murdering Jessie’s friend, which led to a broken engagement.

The woman Jessie saves claims to have escaped a serial killer. That is where the story starts getting complicated, putting Jessie in a professional quandary when she discovers the woman is actually a key witness under the protection of Jessie’s boss. At a crossroads, Jessie is forced to choose between her professional obligations and loyalty to her detective pal, Ebony.

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About The Author

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Jodé Millman is the multi-award winning author of THE MIDNIGHT CALL, and the best-selling SEATS: NEW YORK Theatre guidebooks. Her latest thriller, HOOKER AVENUE, is now available. She’s an attorney, a reviewer for Booktrib.com, the host/producer of the Backstage with the Bardavon podcast, and creator of The Writer’s Law School. Jodé lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, where she is at work on her next novel in her “Queen City Crime” series- novels inspired by true crimes in the valley she calls home.

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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