'It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.'

I loved this book.

Ruta Sepetys is becoming one of my favourite authors, she takes historical fiction seriously, and her research shows. The characters and setting in this book were perfectly written. As much as these character's lives are far different from my own, I found these characters immediately relatable.

This is one of the best historical fiction novels I have read in a long time. Ruta Sepetys amazing writing instantly transported me to New Orleans. With so many references to investigate and learn about, made me really appreciate the amount of research Ruta Septeys put into this story. It's the little details that make Ruta Sepetys a great writer.

This novel is a genuine page-turner. There was a lot of stuff happening in this book. Deaths, Family dysfunction, multiple love interests and the desire to get away from New Orleans, yet I never once felt like the story was cluttered. All of these aspects made for a wonderful reading experience.
 

I honestly adored this book and I am so glad that I picked it up. I cant wait to dive into another Ruta Sepetys book.

Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys is a wonderful story that will leaving you wanting more.