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New York Times and Essence best-selling novelist, as well as 2005's Blackboard Publisher of the Year (he founded Urban Books), Weber lets us speculate about the mysterious man in 3B. After the deeply reticent Darryl Graham moves into a Queens, NY, apartment building, the neighbors are curious. Then he turns up dead. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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One of a select number of African American writers to appear consistently on the New York Times best-seller list for hardcover fiction, Weber presents an edgy new novel about everyday people and their choices. Set in an apartment building in Jamaica, Queens, it is rife with surprises, secrets, and suspense. Even murder. When handsome Darryl Graham moves into the building, his neighbors are drawn to him for different yet powerful reasons. Connie wants to work out with him, lose weight, and get her husband Avery's attention back, but Avery is on a dark path of his own. Avery's daughter, Krystal, is a former girlfriend of Darryl's and she wants to be with him again, even though she has a new boyfriend. Benny needs a big brother because his father is always busy with the women in the building. And the gossipy women on the stairs think they know all about Darryl. Weber reveals the layers and complexities in each character, while pulling readers into this intense urban tale with twists and turns that continue right until the very last page.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2010 Booklist