Arc Review Gilded Cage (A Canary Club Novella) by Sherry D. Ficklin

 

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Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father’s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family’s dangerous secrets Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future—and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. As she watches her world fall apart, Masie must decide whether to take her place in the hierarchy, or spread her wings, leaving the people she loves, and the life she despises, far behind her.

Two worlds collide in Gatsby era New York, in a time of dazzling speakeasies and vicious shoot-outs, of gritty gangsters and iridescent ingénues, where not everything that sparkles is gold.

*This is the first of the Canary Club series and is a short story introduction into the forthcoming novels.

Jan Review

I love how Sherry is drawing us into this new series with just a taste that leaves you wanting more.  In this first Novella we are introduced to Masie who has been away at boarding school and is unexpected called home in the wake of a family crisis.  Once arriving home the veil of innocence is savaging ripped from her eyes as her eyes are opened to the depth of what her family will do to hold on to their empire and where she lies in the midst of this.  I am intrigued to see where the story is going to go. Sherry stories are all unique and draw you in from the first page to the very last without you wanting the story to end.

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