As stated in my previous review, I have been on a roll with books. I am going to label this one under fun books perfect for a good read. It isn't too heavy, has some odd twists, and is a lot of fun.
The book opens with a suicide. A bookfrog- Joey, Lydia's name for the bookstore regulars who spend all day at the bookstore, hangs himself in the bookstore and leaves everything he has to Lydia. Lydia is a book clerk with a mysterious past. She likes to live her life in secret and is pretty quiet about her life.
Lydia is the survivor of a brutal murder where she was left as the only survivor. Her father is the main suspect in the murder as his blood was everywhere, but no one has been able to connect him to the murders. Joey, it turns out, has been looking into her past.
From Joey's clues, Lydia will learn about her past, her father, and what happened the night she survived Hammerman.
There will be some moments in this book that will make the reader scratch his/her head a bit. There will also by some pretty big stretches within the book. With that written, I still have to say this was a fun read and a good romp. This is one of those summer books that is a great palate cleanser.
This does not mean it is an easy read. There is suicide, a brutal murder, and a dark story as we explore Lydia's past. It has a few layers to the mystery with some great reveals. It has an ending that might surprise you too.
I gave this one 3.5 stars.