Local author Tara Goedjen slips onto the shelves with No Beauties or Monsters, which is an eerily rendered novel about friendship and memory loss and top secret government ops. On returning to her old stomping grounds in Twentynine Palms, Rylie Caruso discovers that one of her besties has been missing for a year. When she investigates (like those pesky kids do), she discovers that her friend isn’t the only one who has gone missing, and the more she digs, the more she discovers how little she knows about, well, everything. Goedjen cleverly and skillfully lures us into a shadowy maze of conspiracies and misdirection. Recommended!
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA