Gotham Diaries is a story about three friends living the New York City Black elite life and how their friendships crash and burn amidst lies, deceit, scandal and betrayal. At the root of it all is the almighty dollar: folks needing more of it, folks not knowing what to do with it and folks losing it all.
The characters are well developed and the descriptions are spot on. However, the pacing was a bit slow but picked up momentum in the middle and towards the end. Also, there were times when the characters should have reacted to a situation immediately but didn’t and that left me wondering “what the heck.” Overall, it wasn’t a bad read once you get through it.
Here are a few of my favorite lines:
Tandy was fed up with this child playing Speed Racer at the amusement park. “ALL RIGHT! YOU STUPID LITTLE BITCH! Life is tough. Get over it. If you want to kill yourself, go ahead, but you let me out. Your money is better served in my hands. You don’t know how to live.” In fear, Tandy made a subtle admission. At this point she no longer cared what Lauren knew; she just wanted out of the car before Lauren killed them both.