LOOSE LIPS COST LIVES.
It’s 1986, and Adam Cave, lead singer of sensational pop group Loose Lips, is
struggling to stay in the closet, especially as his group is going through a messy
split, and media speculation about the reasons behind it are rife.
Joe Stone is assigned to Adam as a runner for the behind-the-scenes, warts and
all expose of the recording of the bands last album, and an unlikely friendship
begins to form.
But when Adam’s manager, Jack Eddy, is found dead in Adam’s hotel room, in
what looks like a sex game gone wrong, Joe turns to his flatmate, Russell, to help
him clear the pop star’s name, and keep his secret.
Russell, meanwhile, has a secret of his own. He’s just been for a test, the results
of which may change his life forever.
Thanks to Red Dog Press for my copy of Careless Whisper by T.S Hunter and for my copies of the first books in this Soho Noir series, this is no 3 and features Joe Stone and his Private investigator housemate, Russell Dixon.
Set in the 80s in Soho, Joe is a runner for a TV company who becomes close to Adam Cave, frontman of the band, Loose Lips.
With Adam struggling to conceal his sexuality, Joe becomes close, but when an incident strikes, involving the band's manager, with all fingers firmly pointing at Adam being the guilty party, Joe asks his friend Russell to investigate
Unbeknown to Joe, Russell is struggling with own personal issues, that he wishes to keep concealed from Joe however so he picks up the case.
Careless Whisper is a wonderful Novella, I read it in a few hours and enjoyed every minute,
It’s a quick, fast paced little read, it’s a cracker of mystery of that tells a story of the 80s, the music and the culture, the LGBT scene, and also touches on a very serious subject matter.
I was completely drawn in by Joe and Russell, they make a great team, and also the events in the book that bring them closer as truly great friends is touching, emotional and quite brilliantly done.
The writing is both easy and inviting, and it’s a clever, classically told tale.
This is the first I’ve read in the series though the lovely Dylan at Red Dog has kindly gifted me the 3 novellas, so I’ll be diving back into the first 2 very soon. I’m looking forward to further parts in the series I believe to come this year 😃
T.S. Hunter has a new fan!