Out of the Easy is set against the vivid backdrop of 1950s New Orleans. Written by New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys, this novel has something for everyone: love, mystery, murder, blackmail and warmth.
Josie Moraine wants out of The Big Easy - she needs more than New Orleans can offer. Known locally as a brothel prostitute's daughter, she dreams of life at an elite college, far away from here.
But then a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie caught between her ambition and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans is luring Josie deeper in as she searches for the truth, and temptation beckons at every turn.
I give it - 5/5
My review - This is the first book I've read by Ruta and I can tell it won't be the last! So many people have recommend her to me and I saw the book in a bookshop and thought, why not?!
I really found this story amazing! The story-line is very different from other books I have read and it was just spectacular!
I love the main character Josie. She is such a strong female character that you wouldn't want to mess with her. She's grown up living with a mother who sells herself to wealthy gentleman and the owner of the brothel who is more of a mother to her than her own. From a very young age she has spoke her mind and it has got her into trouble but that's what made her the person she grew up to be.
Basically she want's to leave town and go to college but knowing she's the daughter of a prostitute would not get her in anywhere but she still tries and she's extremely smart.
I think this story was just brilliant! The pace of the book, the characters, the writing style! It just fit all together and made a really great story.
If you've read any other books by Ruta let me know what you thought as I will be getting some more by her!
If you haven't read any stories by Ruta then I recommend you go to your bookstore or online and get Out Of The Easy. It will make you laugh, gasp and have you intrigued until the very end.