You’ve gotta love a book where all of the characters are damaged, everyone writhing under the constraints of their own demons as they struggle just to make it through the day. For some reason, these types of books always seem more realistic to me than the ones where the characters are all shiny happy people holding hands.
The story itself is gritty and, at times, brutal. I don’t feel that the reader was really given enough to deduce who the bad guy was, but the author makes up for it by not writing a perfect happy ending for all involved. At the same time, the story wasn’t a depressing mud trap sucking readers into a pit of quicksand despair, either.
I enjoyed this book. At times, I couldn’t put it down. 5 stars!