Top positive review
The Seagrams of summer books
Reviewed in Canada on June 14, 2021
I love T.J.R., so I had pre-ordered this book with high hopes. Probably too high. The reviewer that called it a slow-moving car crash was pretty accurate. You'll fall hard for the Rivas, and root for them at every turn. And you'll feel sickly anxious as the dread builds in the final act, wondering which domino will be the one that causes it all to come toppling down. Overall though, I'm not sure I can honestly say this is the kind of book I'd be quick to recommend to friends. It's a slow burn with not a lot of plot (and a whole lot of characters). I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5. It goes down as easy as June Riva's Seagrams, but has roughly the same memorability.