The Rumor Game by Thomas Mullen is a really good read. Set in Boston in the 1940's it tells of the prejudice and seedy world of America in that period. The two main protagonists are well drawn characters who both have their own quirks. What binds them together is their overwhelming need for justice.
After the murder of a Jewish immigrant in catholic Boston, local journalist Anne is investigating a seedy nazi sympathetic group who are spreading racial hatred among the catholic communities. On top of this she suspects that the local mob is taking over the unions. Devon, an FBI agent is investigating the murder along with vetting people for the government. They're thrown together to solve what's really happening.
It's amazing to look back and see how openly antisemitic lots in the US were in the 40's. Most didn't want to support the war in Europe and at the time there were lots who were openly fascist in their views. In some ways looking at the Trump era, this hasn't changed that much I guess.
I really enjoyed the story and the two main characters. Anne was fiercely independent whilst for all Devons womanising, there was something decent underneath the surface. My first Thomas Mullen book. A nice addition to the library.
Thanks to Netgallery and Little Brown Book Group for the eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.