I don’t know how I came across this book, but I really liked it. I listened to the audiobook, which was really fun.
We first meet the narrator Ernest, but everyone calls him Ern or Ernie. This immediately endears him to me because I used to have a crazy, mostly deaf dog named Ernie. You can look back at reviews from years ago to see him!
Everyone in Ernie’s family (including himself) has killed someone. Sometimes it was an accident, sometimes it wasn’t. Sometimes it was even suicide? He goes through a mostly linear story with the chapters talking about each family member that’s killed someone.
Ernie and his family are at a ski resort for a family reunion because his brother is getting out of jail. It’s uncomfortable for Ernie as he was the one who testified against his brother. We slowly get the story of his brother’s crime pieced together while we’re hearing about everyone else in his family’s killings.
I recommended this book to my sister and she had a hard time getting into it. She also listened to the audiobook. I’m not sure why she didn’t like it since there’s a lot of killing (which is a must have in a book for both of us). It felt like a different premise than the forty-five thousand other murder books I’ve read (only a slight exaggeration). I believe I put the next book in the series on hold at my library, but I don’t think it’s available yet. 4 stars.