HOLY GUACAMOLE THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. Like, so so good. I heard a lot of good things, but it was so little an unassuming it sat on my bookshelf for over a month, having snagged it from the library. The cover is intriguing, with its big bold green font, but I figured I’d get around to it. Well, one night about 20 minutes before I wanted to be asleep I figured eh, I’ll crack this one open. One hour and half of the book later, there I was. And then I finished it the next day. (So what I’m saying is, set aside a block of time, make sure you’ve got a snack and water, because you aren’t going to want to go anywhere until you’re done).
This book is concise, clever, and deadly, and I’m not just talking about the sister. (I mean, it’s right there in the title, not exactly spoiler territory). This is a story of sisterly love, family drama, and what you’ll do to protect those you love, even when they are the monster in the story. She is so good at building suspense quickly, and the pacing of this novel is unforgiving in the best way possible. You almost don’t realize what has happened until you are already past the action and you are doing a double take at the dialogue and choices that the characters make. Creepy, fun, funny and surprising, this book is a gem and a great bit of noir with a dash of romance and dire family dynamics.
READ. THIS. BOOK.