Blackbirds

Hardcover, 288 pages

Published Sept. 15, 2015 by Gallery / Saga Press.

ISBN:
9781481456999

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4 stars

I loved this book. It's a quick read, although not necessarily an easy one. I'm not usually squeamish, but the author got me good with a few of his descriptions - this is not for the faint of heart. There's also quite a bit of swearing, which didn't bother me but might be a problem for some. There's quite a lot of dark in this book, but there's dark humour as well, which I liked. I liked Miriam, the protagonist, too - just the right mixture of ballsy and vulnerable, jaded and hopeful, mouthy and sweet (in spite of her best efforts to the contrary).

The plot races along at an ever-increasing pace, with short chapters which keep you wanting more. The main storyline is broken up with interludes which I think helped the pacing, and added much needed (and often intriguing) back-story to various characters - especially Miriam (although …

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