Well, this book is hard to review. It took a while to get into because the first part is written more like poetic prose. But once I got into the very unique flow, I was hooked. I read the entire book in one sitting. Tamblyn did an amazing job giving each character a very distinctive voice. The format is unlike any other book I have read. This will be one that people either love or hate, but it will fuel some interesting discussion.
Number of Pages: 288.
Perspective: First/Third Alternating.
Location: United States.
There is a hunt for a woman serial rapist. She takes men as her prey and leaves them to suffer. This is the men’s stories about their struggle to cope in the aftermath. For a complete summary, you can go here.
The content is disturbing and shocking. But that is the point. Making the rapist a woman flips all the double-standards our society has upside down. I think this is a very timely and important book. It may seem ridiculous and too unbelievable for some people, but a lot of it is rooted in truth and things that have happened, especially how social media handles high profile sexual assault cases. I don’t want to get on a soap box here, but I would love to sit down with a group of people and discuss this book and what it means.
I do recommend this book, but it is not for everyone. I think this book doesn’t need a trigger warning because the description of the book should tell you if you can handle reading it or not, but you have been warned. It is dark.
If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*