Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Title: Double Take Author: Abby Bardi

Double Take

Inside the Book

Title: Double Take
Author: Abby Bardi
Publisher: Harper Collins Impulse
Pages: 186
Genre: Mystery/Women’s Fiction
Set in Chicago, 1975, Double Take is the story of artsy Rachel Cochrane, who returns from college with no job and confronts the recent death of Bando, one of her best friends. When she runs into Joey, a mutual friend, their conversations take them back into their shared past and to the revelation that Bando may have been murdered. To find out who murdered him, Rachel is forced to revisit her stormy 1960s adolescence, a journey that brings her into contact with her old friends, her old self, and danger.

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Meet the Author

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Abby Bardi is the author of the novels The Book of Fred, The Secret Letters, and Double Take. Her short fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Rosebud, Monkeybicycle, and in the anthologies High Infidelity, Grace and Gravity, and Reader, I Murdered Him, and her short story “Abu the Water Carrier” was the winner of The Bellingham Review’s 2016 Tobias Wolff award for fiction. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland and teaches writing and literature in the Washington, DC, area. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, the oldest railroad depot in America.


My Review

I found Double Take to have a bit of a slow start, but once it got into how Rachel Cochrane's friend may have been murdered it sped up and I started to really get pulled in. I liked how Rachel Cochrane had to explore her own past in order to find the answers needed to determine what happened to her friend. I also like the fact that Rachel Cochrane was an adult character and not a child. I also liked the fact that she was not a detective or a police trainee. The fact that she had more of an art background made her a unique character that stood out from other murder mystery books. All in all I enjoyed following Rachel Cochrane as she discovered not only the truth, but also herself.

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