Domestic suspense

filled star filled star filled star filled star star unfilled
thriftylibrarian Avatar


This is less a thriller than a domestic suspense novel. I liked the alternating perspectives - the parents of teen children involved in a murder in an upper class community.

The intro was especially compelling and well-done. You need a good hook with a novel like this one.

Though the unreliable narrator aspect was there, it wasn't overdone, and the narrators were all sympathetic in some aspect. It was easy to empathize with everyone, despite their bad choices, and I think that means that the author knows how to write a character with dimension.

This is a hard read as it deals with addiction, sexual assault, child abuse and other difficult topics. I thought it was all handled tactfully.

The writing style is quite good - intelligent and a little funny but also easy to read. Convincing dialogue.

I will be searching out other books by the author.