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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
The Girl with the Flamenco Tattoo by Bill Brooks is a rollicking ride, a mix of mystery and murder. A girl with no name has been found on the shore of a mountain lake. She is known simply as “the girl with the flamenco tattoo,” and no one knows how she got to be where her body was found fully clothed. Now, the sheriff must find the killer and solve the mystery if he hopes to advance his political career. The reader is thrust into an action-packed, intriguing story that investigates the death of a young girl, but there is more to this than the investigation — from the weird characters like the sheriff with very little experience, the wife of the most powerful man in the city having dalliances, and cops with dirty secrets to the dynamics of life in a small town setting. But can they solve the mystery of the murder and why would the most powerful man in the city want the investigation to stop?
The story starts on a very quirky note: “I was negotiating my release from a married woman when the call about the dead girl came in.” And the reader immediately gets hooked by the unusual situation in which the protagonist finds himself. Billy Ray is a character that readers will love. I couldn’t help enjoying his opinion, whether describing the sheriff’s viewpoint or wondering what he should be doing in a park filled with pimps, and drug peddlers, and homeless teenagers. There is a tinge of humor that makes the reading experience a fantastic one. The Girl with the Flamenco Tattoo is told in an absorbing first person narrative; a story set against the backdrop of a small town. It reads so well that readers will feel as though they are part of the story. Bill Brooks has a gift for narrative and his unique phraseology won’t go unnoticed. This is a gripping story, suspenseful and utterly engaging.