Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman
Post-rehab, Maggie Terry has one goal: keep her head down, and rebuild her life in hopes that she'll be reunited with her daughter. The world to which she's been reintroduced seems comically dystopian: a madman in the White House on the verge of declaring nuclear war, the subways constantly delayed and screeching to an unplanned stop underground, and a city whose neighbourhoods look more and more alike, until it's impossible to tell where you are in the unrelenting summer heat.
And her first day as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a big one: actress strangled. If Maggie shakes her ghosts - dead NYPD partner, vicious ex, steadfast drug habit - then maybe she can crack the case.
Paperback / 256 pages