I LOVED this book. The characters are real and sharply drawn. The story is a compelling one with plenty of surprises, but never the "miraculous"'s so much more believable.

Lawrence Caroff

Rosenthal deals straight up with contemporary issues of institutionalized crime, racism, and injustice, and skillfully weaves a path through it, in California and western Mexico, in a way that adds to the suspense and excitement.

Frederick M. Smith

This novel is fantastic! The author's vibrant description of both central California and Mexico transported me there. This book was an immensely pleasurable experience


Makes you wonder if the author went undercover with the State Department before writing it the book....yeah, it's that good.


Murder, human trafficking, political corruptions, cultural and economic exploitation -- Del Rio has it all. The Central Valley now has its own authentic voice noir.

Pat C.

Fellow mystery-addicted enthusiasts. This one’s for you! Captivating and diverse characters, clever dialog, authentic settings…a complex and compelling page-turner.

Dorothy S Woolum

California Central Valley noir at its best. Rosenthal weaves a potpourri of political and cultural issues around a thrilling mystery that will keep you guessing.

David Salniker

Del Rio gripped me from start to finish. A truly unique and fascinating book, with complex, charismatic characters.


Reading Del Rio was a fruitful and exciting experience. A poignant and timely story of a moral dilemma with characters and locations that ring true.

Nancy L. Staub

The smooth narrative drew me in and compelled me to keep reading. Jane Rosenthal is a master storyteller and is expert at mixing her cocktail of suspense with a splash of humor and settings banal and exotic.

Craig Delaney

I loved this book! Couldn't wait to climb into bed and curl up with Del Rio to see what would happen next. Jane is an extraordinary writer.

Barbara R. Hollenbach

A gripping page turner, rich in California history as well as complex characters. Rosenthal's place descriptions are so evocative that you feel like you "are there".

Victoria Brady

Del Rio is like nothing you've ever read before. The place is so anti-glamorous as to become downright exotic…I'm alternately savoring it, but can't wait to see what happens next.

Richard E. Young

The scope of the story, breadth of character motives, and clever narrative style resonate long after the last page is turned. This is such a timely book.

CA Reviews

Del Rio is a must read. I just finished reading Dell Rio and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Jane


Been waiting for this book to come out. It's a page-turner written by someone who knows the terrain. Definitely recommend!


A page turner for our times. International thriller with a spunky female District Attorney that is bent to succeed and to right the wrongs -- even when the cost is high.

Stephanie F.

Del Rio delivers a compelling story rooted in empathy and authenticity. The scope of the plot, breadth of character motives, and clever narrative style resonate long after the last page is turned.

Carmen Amato, author of the award-winning Emilia Cruz Mystery Series

A page-turner; its final chapters will keep you up until dawn.

Debra Thomas, author of the award-winning novel Luz

Complex and atmospheric . . . Del Rio is a suspenseful international thriller involving two countries, multiple crimes, and a district attorney driven by the need to succeed.

Foreword Clarion Reviews

A thought-provoking look at heinous crimes and their effects on larger society.

Kirkus Reviews