June's Room

A Private Business

A Private Business - Barbara Nadel I wanted to like this..I adore Cetin Ikmen and Barbara Nadel's other characters in her Istanbul novels. I'm a headscarf wearing muslim woman like Mumtaz , (half of Nadel's new Private Eye team.)and there aren't many characters I can identify with in mainstream fiction ,so that aspect of this attracted me too.I don't know what I expected, but I just found it a bit too 'grubby'..the flasher, the foul mouthed comedian, the pervy neighbour.. Not my cup of tea.I think the reason I like the books set in Turkey is the slight exoticism they have simply because they are set in a different country and culture. This, however, was a bit to close to home for my taste..