Plot: Jenski’s novel is fast-paced and well plotted. Readers will enjoy following the heroine as she works to unravel several mysteries, all seemingly connected to her family.
Prose/Style: Jenski’s prose is clear, direct, and easily places the reader in the vivid setting of 1980’s Chicago. Each character has a distinct voice that serves the story effectively.
Originality: Jenski seamlessly weaves several mysteries together in Falling Plaster. The unsolved murders of young girls, police corruption, ruthless bullying, and insidious local gossip are woven together to give readers an interesting and original story.
Character Development: The characters of Falling Plaster are distinct, memorable, and convincing. Readers will root for the novel’s protagonist, Monica, as she grieves the sudden loss of her mother and works to unravel several mysterious deaths, all connected to her family. A well-rounded cast of secondary characters serve the story.
Date Submitted: June 01, 2020