Christopher Finch The Girl From Nowhere (An Alex Novalis Novel)


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“I’m being followed,” she said. “I think he wants to kill me.” When a panicked young woman slips her hand into his in 1960s Chinatown, just before a knife-wielding stalker attacks, private eye Alex Novalis finds his cherished hard-boiled persona threatened by a romantic streak that has a habit of getting him into trouble. Sandy Smollett is triple trouble—a stripper who comes on like the girl next door and has a way of bending the truth to suit any occasion. Novalis finds her irresistible. It doesn’t help that her mobster boss, a sleazy politico, and an attorney brandishing an envelope stuffed with cash all warn Novalis that Sandy is strictly off limits. Things don’t get easier when Novalis finds a dead man in her apartment, or when they both are kidnapped by homicidal thugs. Who is Sandy Smollett? For once she tells the truth when she tells Novalis, “I’m the Girl from Nowhere.” Christopher Finch’s sophisticated sequel to Good Girl, Bad Girl unfolds against the background of a volatile era of social upheaval.
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    The Girl From Nowhere (An Alex Novalis Novel)


    26. December 2015 um 06:07

    Private eye Alex Novalis strolls along the street expecting nothing to happen when suddenly a young woman grabs his hand and tells him that she is being followed. The stalker attacks them but they can escape. Alex immediately has a crush on Sandy Smollett who looks like the girl from next door but has a lot to hide. Albeit her innocent look she works as a stripper and is well acquainted with some strange figures. Novalis is soon contacted by them, some offering him money for Sandy’s protection, others openly threatening him. The fact that they are constantly attacked, Sandy’s repeated disappearances and the unanswered question where she actually comes from do not make things easier for the private eye. The protagonists are a strange couple who easily keep the story going on. Alex’s sometimes naive appearing behaviour with the good heart and trustfulness on the one hand is mirrored by the inscrutable girl who looks innocent but with the time reveals her dark sides and constantly lies and keeps things from her protector. It’s especially their dialogues which are entertainingly constructed and great fun to read. The plot itself offers a lot of suspense which is increasing with the time when more and more characters add to the complication of the story.

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