I have received a copy of this book in audio format in exchange for an honest review.
Jeffrey loses his wife and takes comfort in his little group of friends, who call themselves the Drama Dolls and spend their evenings dressed as cheerleaders to burglarize houses on the market to be sold.
It took me a while to get into the story due to the writer’s style. It was not that it was not told in a correct way, just that it was confusing at times. This is the story about how Jeffrey copes with his pain, and how this pain can make people connect. It was beautifully told and I have to admit that the book ended too abruptly for me, and the easy way out was disappointing. The only character that was deeply explored was Jeffery’s. William and Lena were the other two characters but they remain quite flat and it is difficult to connect to them. We just see Jeffrey’s pain but not how his mind is processing it, which could have helped to complement the end.
Tom Kruse’s voice and style felt a strange choice for this novel, and it took me some time to get used to it. It was quite monotone, but this could have been the original intention, since this book tells harsh facts in a very plain way.
This was a different book but I would have appreciated more development on the characters and the story.
My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist to a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.
I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six-years stay in Belgium, three cockatiels, eight lovebirds, and a Gouldian finch in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.