By Allen Eskens
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is a book I found while searching for an “award winner” for book club. We didn’t choose this for book club, but I’m reading it anyway. Based on the last sentence of Chapter 6, I already have a theory about what happened. I was wrong about Don’t Go, though.
Chapter 6 is a well-written good setup to the story about to be told.
Good line: “Carl may be dropping weight like a snowman in a skillet, but don’t underestimate him.”
I’m already more than halfway through this book. It is a good, fast read. It is telling a couple of stories, and doing it well. The relationship between Joe and Lila is developing at a realistic pace, unlike the relationship between the two main characters in The Promise.
The book has the major profane words and references to three rapes, so far. The end had a little more violence than I like, but this book gets a thumbs-up and a recommended read from me.