The impact of a bad experience is explored in this unique, no-punches-held-back story. The characters ring true as they explore sex and sexuality...and friendship. I know some readers found the main character unlikable, but I thought she was a realistic product of her experiences and because of that, quite relatable.
I thoroughly enjoyed With Malice by Eileen Cook. It is a meticulously crafted psychological thriller that unfolds slowly, which allows the reader to immerse herself in Jill's headspace. I was completely invested in what Jill was feeling and what she was uncovering. It quickly became one of those novels where it is difficult not to scan down the page to see what's coming next. Well Done! I look forward to Eileen Cook’s next release, The Hanging Girl.
|Three chapters in, I knew this was un-put-down-able. Multiple points of view are handled seamlessly and provide different lenses to view the shooting. They also give insight to each character and create a deep connection for the reader to the human heartbreak and confusion, as well as the general chaos of such an event. The author successfully manages to keep tension consistently amped and pulls no punches. This keeps it devastatingly grounded in reality. Well done!|