I recently posted about how much I loved this author so it should be no surprise that this is going to be a glowing review. As normal with my reviews I will not include any spoilers as I hate them so much myself I don’t even read the blurb normally. I would also like to highlight as much as I love this author’s work it may not be for everyone. Her writing in dark, morose and at times quite disturbing. Depression plays a large role in her books. So let’s get into the review!
Here is the blurb as described on Goodreads:
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
When its says that words are like a road map Camille has literally craved these into her own skin she just has one patch left. Camille goes back to her home time and spends time with her younger sister for the first time and also comes to terms with the death of another sister years before.
As a reader I was really quite spooked by a number of characters in this book mainly Camille’s mother. She is written in a way that he oddities are almost subtle and at times I find myself angry with Camille for reacting the way she does. One thing is for sure most of the characters in this book are damaged right down to the extremely passive step father.
This book had me hooked. Even though it was so sad and contained such a self destructive air about it, this read was easy. It just had me so engaged. This is for people that like Stephen King’s crime novels. I assure you if you start this you will not be putting it down any time soon.
Format: Kindle for me but this is also available for the Kobo and Nook and the good old paper forms.
Approx Pages: 272
Goodreads Rating: 3.85 – I gave it a 5 though.
Have you read this book, if so what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.