*This review will have swearing in it.*
Five psychotic stars for this book. Oh my God and holy shit are just a few phrases I said while reading this. For one thing I couldn’t put it down. I was up till Five in the morning reading and I wasn’t going to sleep until I was finished. I was so enthralled by this, I haven’t read a book like this before. This is the second book I’ve read by Tarryn Fisher and she is becoming a favourite. Both books I’ve read I couldn’t put down and they were both so good. I can’t wait to read more. The writing is fantastic, the characters are so thought out and the plot is amazing. Tarryn Fisher has quite the sense of humor and personality and it shows through with her characters.
Fig Coxbury is a little bit obsessive, a little bit compulsive and a whole lot of crazy. After stalking a woman and her child, she buys the house next door. When she befriends the couple to get closer to the child – who she believes is the soul of her own child that she lost – things get a little bit intense. She begins to copy everything the mother, Jolene, does, owns and wears. She becomes obsessed with her husband Darius, and tries to break them apart, as well as she tries to do whatever she can to be a better mother to the daughter, Mercy, than Jolene would ever be.
The book is sectioned off into three parts. The first part being Fig’s perspective, the second part is Darius’s side of things and the third and final part is Jolene’s. In each part you get to see how the characters perceive each other. Each character has their own secrets and problems and it’s interesting to read about them, considering I thought the whole book was just going to be in Fig’s perspective. I didn’t even think that the book would be laid out this way and I’m so glad that it was. I really like that each chapter didn’t move back and forth between characters. It made it much easier to follow along and pay attention to each individual character as well as the story in whole.
This book is fucked up, but in a good way. It’s thrilling and nerve-wracking, it’s crazy and creepy. It’s also so realistic and believable. I think that’s what I love about this the most. There are people out there just like Fig and it makes you open your eyes a little bit wider and take in the people around you. I highly recommend this book. It’s so fascinating and so well written, you won’t be able to put it down. It’s definitely a New Adult novel, there is mature themes all throughout and not suitable for younger readers.