Strings Attached- Judy Blundell
Kit Corrigan is trying to make her way and a life for herself in New York on Broadway in the 1950s. She is approached by her ex boyfriend's father and takes him up on an offer for an apartment and later a job. She unknowingly finds herself involved in a mob crime and begins to learn deep dark secrets about her past, her family, and her love Billy's family.
So many things about this book were so very disturbing. It is billed as a young adult read. It is quite dark and really very depressing. Even though Kit makes all these discoveries about herself and her family, most things are left very unresolved and sad at the end of the story. Bad language and adult situations would make me very hesitant to recommend the book to any young adult (which can include preteens and teens).
Aside from the moral issues I had with the book, I did not like the style at all. The book skipped constantly from current times (1950s) to past times in Kit's life. This greatly hindered the readability of the book.
The only thing about the book that really held my interest was the suspense of the story. I did get interested enough to want to find out exactly what Kit's "benefactor" was up to.
I received a free copy of this book from Amazon for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.