Irreparable Deeds by Sloane Kady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****
I wasn’t very old when I realized family could be the absolute worst. In fact, some of the most evil things that happen to people we know are at the hands of ole “Uncle Jeb” or “Cousin so-and-so”. Tupac talks about his mom being crack fiend even though he saw her struggle. Sure, she made sure they had food on the table, but without the vices what kind of mother would she have been? Spoilers alert: a better one.
We talk around family “matters” because everyone has some weird blood relative story in their family tree closet, and even scarier, many have skeletons piling up in there made of nightmares ready to come out and finish you all off.
Irreparable Deeds is the latter one. It’s where we get to dance around with the skeletons, only, we like it because it’s from our safe reader distance. We can freely open the door of things like this in literature; because it’s not gonna get us.
We cheer Laura on as she faces her demons, and we hate when she hates. Its’s such an innocent thing, to hate, from the comfort of our rocking chair or wherever it is that you read, but I’ve supported her hatred this whole book long. It’s kinda sick if you think about it. (marks down self help list of books)
I like books off the beaten path.
If you do too, get off your path for a bit and pick this one up.
You will not be disappointed.
Final note: Sloane's subtle build of tension keeps me on the edge of my seat. The characters and prose set a mood that is on par with Stephen King's classics."
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