Woah! What did I just read?! I thought Tarryn Fisher only wrote about messed up, morally flawed characters and their annoying problems. But this, this is the last thing I expected from her.
Here’s a girl who grew up with one shitty parent because the other one does not even want to acknowledge her existence, in a shitty house, in a shitty neighborhood and still managed to grow up a very decent person, still messed up but in a very useful way. I mean, she does attempt murder people and is even often successful but it’s all for a good cause.
And yet it was written very lyrically. It’s really unfathomable how the author made it work. It is poetic, emotional, gripping, and thought provoking. I could hug her for bringing to attention the abuse and suffering children endure from their own parents. Her Afterword is a gem too, this entire novel is and now Tarryn Fisher is definitely another author/hero for me! Also, don’t you just love that gorgeous cover?!