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North of Boston by Elizabeth Elo

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North of Boston by Elizabeth Elo

North of Boston by Elizabeth Elo

Pirio Kasparov decides to set out to sea to help a friend on his new lobster boat in Boston Harbor (just a touch different then her career as an executive with her family’s successful perfume business) and miraculously survives four hours in the frigid North Atlantic after their boat is rammed by a large ship.  The Navy is anxious to test Pirio – how did she survive in 40 degree waters for so long?  Pirio wants justice for her dead friend and for his son, her godson, and begins to poke around the port trying to identify the ship that rammed them.  As she investigates the collision and digs into her friend’s recent business dealings, she realizes that this may not have been an accident at all.

This novel is dark and layered – you never know who to trust or who is telling the truth.  Pirio is a really interesting character.  She is a driven businesswoman and a caring godmother, yet her history as a trouble-making teen that hung out in seedy bars with her best friend allows her to blend into the fishing community.  Add her reputation as “The Swimmer” who survived in the sea like she did and doors and mouths open before her.  But she may have wanted some of those doors to remain shut since by the end of the book she’s in danger at every turn.

I’m hoping this is the first in a series because I enjoyed Pirio, but it is a great standalone thriller. 
By | 2017-05-03T20:34:20+00:00 February 6th, 2014|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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