My first review (professional) of my first novel. I’m beside myself right now.
James did whatever he had to do, to get out of a small town in Florida. Most inhabitants know that when you’re born there, most likely you’ll end there too. James wanted out and accomplished just that, leaving behind his mama, his daddy, and his brother.
His daddy dies and he gets a call, sucking him right back to Crystal Springs, where he worked so hard to get away from. He’s back in town for a night and everything starts to spiral out of control, starting with James’ wayward brother ‘Rabbit.’
What follows is a gritty tale of larceny, murder, and bad decisions that will keep pulling you along. The setting is beautifully rendered in Steph’s descriptions and the pacing is solid.
This is a great read and whatever comes from her next already has a reserved spot on my shelf.