After reading The Narrows (which I thoroughly enjoyed), I was really looking forward to another great read by Ronald Malfi. Well, what a bummer..
Kelly is estranged from her family and living in Manhattan, when she gets a call from her father's "associate", that her sister, Becky, has had an accident. When she returns to the family compound, its pretty clear at this point she will have to confront her past to save her sister.
Kelly is a hot mess. And, rightfully so. She has completely suppressed the childhood trauma that caused her parent's admitting her into an Institution for three years. With nary a visit from her family. Of course, there will be a great deal of anxiety when trying to come to terms with a past she has spent her life running away from. I get that. But, Kelly spends a lot of time in the throws of many panic attacks. In which she has a strong painful need to urinate. In fact, she repeatedly urinates all over herself. I put my kindle down several times, and thought.. really, again? There was all kinds of repetition going on here.
I'm not even going to get into the subplot. I slogged through a lot of... again, unnecessary repetition. I just didn't care about any of these characters.
Despite my feelings on this book, I will read more of Ronald Malfi's work in the future. This one just didn't do it for me.