Sunday, December 20, 2009
Cloudy, here, this morning but, at least, we will not be getting the horrendous snowstorm that battered the East coast. I'm thinking this is going to be a good reading day.
This was a pretty good book. I like her tight writing and will probably pick up more of her novels.
Eleven-year-old Dylan butchered his parents and little sister but only injured his older brother, Rich. He's spent the next 7 years in juvie but at eighteen was released into the custody of his brother. They left Minnesota and relocated in New Orleans.
Polly grew up under the worst conditions. Her mother was a drug addict and was unable and unwilling to help Polly avoid the advances of the various men who drifted in and out of her life. Finally, Polly escaped and made her way to New Orleans.
And, of course, they all meet in the present. What happens next makes for an interesting story. There is even a twist at the end that is very satisfying.
Happy reading everyone!