Image of Controversy (Arabesque)

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Image of Controversy (Arabesque)
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This fast-paced story is both hilarious and sobering as a cast of sisters, all with male names, shows us the pitfalls of sticking together. The third-person point of view is key to relishing the dynamics between a host of lively characters. Extremely provocative encounters coupled with almost juvenile shenanigans are very entertaining. Byrd's creation would be phenomenal with a more palatable ending.

Although she's never been convicted for her acts of retribution--which she dubs pranks--Michael's rap sheet is filled with arrests. When her voluptuous body hypnotizes a cop, he dismisses warning bells. When she's accused of murdering her ex-husband, her reputation and his job become her worst enemies. (Kimani/Arabesque, May, 304 pp., $6.99)
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Robin R. Pendleton