The sinister atmosphere heightens as the story evolves in Haynes’ terrific second suspense. You’ll experience the terror Genevieve feels and be unable to put this book down.
Genevieve’s life goal is to buy a houseboat and renovate it. She works hard at her day job, but takes on additional work as a pole dancer in an exclusive men’s club, the Barclay. She’s so good that her boss asks her for special performances, which means extra money. She soon realizes that there’s business that goes on apart from entertainment. She strikes up tenuous relationships with the club’s owner and a bouncer, Dylan, both of which lead to disaster. When her daytime boss shows up at the club and creates a scene, she knows it’s time to get out. (HARPER, Mar., 400 pp., $14.99)