“You’ve most likely never met a narrator like Bobbi. Tough, tender, funny, full of heart-and a transgender woman-she is navigating not just a new life, but also an unsolved murder that a detective is trying to pin on her. Renee James takes the reader on a whirlwind of a ride, while subtly revealing the honest heartbreaks and successes of the trans community. A welcome, diverse addition to the writing world!”
-Jodi Picoult, New York Times best-selling author of Leaving Time
Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.
In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand-pillar of the community-and a sexual predator.
As the detective builds an ever more convincing case against her, both of them will be shaken by revelations-about themselves, about their own deeply held secrets, and about the bizarre ritual murder of John Strand.