Review from OnlineBookClub.org
This complex and moving fiction story will definitely beg the reader to marvel at the human capacity to survive despite extremely challenging odds. It also does a great job of highlighting the drastic impact that people’s choices can have on their relationships. Additionally, I found the sort of staccato writing style a very effective tool for describing scenes. I found myself really feeling along with the characters and seeing the scenes. A provocative and dark current ran throughout, but the writing style kept it strongly afloat for me, keeping me engaged and very moved.
I resoundingly give this book 4 out of 4 stars and highly recommend it to many readers, but perhaps especially lovers of crime and mystery stories, as well as those who value analyzing human nature in fiction. Though quite mild, it’s noteworthy to mention for sensitive readers that a few scenes have sexual content. Additionally, McDowell was clearly professionally edited and I found no mistakes worth noting. This book is a great one for discussion!