When her mob enforcer husband dies in a car accident, Angelica Vicetti has no option but to flee Las Vegas with her son to escape the clutches of the mob and it’s notorious boss, Don Antonio Scarpone. Eleven years later, Angelica has set herself up with a comfy life in the small town of Poplar Bluffs. Everything is going fine, until members of Scarpone’s organisation start turning up with one goal: to kill her.
Angelica is a fast-paced and engaging story of survival. It’s an enjoyable read with an array of different characters. The town of Poplar Bluffs is a great setting (a surprising amount of the story takes places in the local diner, Bertie’s). I enjoyed the general writing style and the plot, although it did have one too many stages for my liking.
The story was good, but somewhat undermined by how useless the mob members actually were. Half of them had never killed a person and were very weak willed on the matter, while the other half were just useless (e.g. not ever realising when they were being followed). This discredited the story and made it much less believable. However, aside from the unimpressive mob members, Angelica is a good a fun read.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.