Mira, Jun 2004, 12.95, 272 pp.
For ages the four human females would share female's only weekends together near the Golden Gate Bridge. Sabrina, Maria, Ann, and Deb look forward to this year as each has personnel trouble to deal with and escape feels good. At a bar, the four meet Hughie; Since he needs a place to stay and seems like a nice chap, they invite him back to spend the night at their lodging. The next morning they find their guest dead. The quartet decides to bury the drifter so that they would not have to deal with the police.
The women go on with their lives until a road crew dig up Hughie's corpse. The FBI begin making inquiries including questioning the four friends. Will one break and tell the truth or will they remain in solidarity as evidence mounts that they may have done more than inter a dead person and tamper with a crime scene?
This dark comedy will remind readers of the Hitchcock movie The Trouble with Harry. The story line is action-packed and fast-paced as the women jump from one disaster into another. Still the reason the tale is fun is the four pleasant females each has a distinctive personality that surfaces when they conduct the funeral service and when the Feds come after them.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner