by Chuck Wendig -I do love Chuck Wendig’s creation, Miriam Black! She’s profane, dark, tormented, jaded, and just a bit sweet. Of course, if I were a very intelligent young woman whose background included neglect and abuse *and* who had no choice but to experience the final moments of someone’s life every time I touched his or her skin, I could only hope to keep that touch of sweetness Miriam has retained.
Wendig really puts Miriam and everyone in her world through hell in this novel, in full sensoround detail. It’s not for the faint of heart.
No spoilers here, just a word of caution: Miriam’s world just got even blacker, which is no small feat. Enjoy! I did. (finished 1/15/15)