INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Russell manages a brutal originality. . . . [an] exceedingly complex, inventive, resourceful examination of harm and power." --The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice"To call this book a 'conversation piece' or 'an important book' feels belittling . . . [it
Author Kate Elizabeth Russell
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Published Date 2020-03-10
ISBN 006294150X 9780062941503
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ty_3204 shared a tip "#women #fiction #yesplease #bookrecommendations very good read"
skye_edelson-bennett shared a tip "Very very sad book. Trigger warning. I do recommend."
BrokeBookBuyer shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️"
asaltysoul shared a tip "Such an eye opener. It is a dark book, hence the title but it does cover some important topics! Good read."
haven_poush shared a tip "So so sad but unbelievably good and well written. See trigger warnings before reading but HIGHLY recommend"
embeckini shared a tip "This was the most poignant things I’ve read in months."
lindsay_313 shared a tip "This book is powerful in embodying the experience of confused feelings regarding people who are sexually assaulted"
erin_thomassie shared a tip "This book broke me. It was so beautifully written and haunting. A multilayered book with a difficult subject."
jessica_davey_8097 shared a tip "Beautifully written, but finished the book feeling exhausted and unsure of what exactly just happened."
susan_randlett shared a tip "Dark, compelling and heartfelt"
karma_rein shared a tip "it was twisted and disgusting, yet i couldn’t seem to put this book down."
chloe_anne shared a tip "Incredible book, beautifully written, captures you the whole time. Couldn’t put it down."
srrh_p shared a tip "was very uncomfortable"
christine_botti shared a tip "Dark twisty infuriating ..."
erica_merritt shared a tip "Enjoy!"
alex_pasillas shared a tip "painfully beautiful"
sapphire_rouge shared a tip "My fave book of all time"
ashley_7149 shared a tip "Trigger warning for SA. Over all good book! I would definitely recommend."
jamie_allen_408 shared a tip "Angie I have been dying to read a few chapters"
jennie_damron shared a tip "Wonderful debut from an author I will continueto read. A very disturbing topic but she wrote with such compassion."
evie_cartwright shared a tip "I put like over dislike but it’s very disturbing yet enthralling at the same time."
august_arms shared a tip "It’s SO good!"
katie_brearley shared a tip "So good!"
anastasia_rosalie shared a tip "Thank u so much!"
isabelle_richards shared a tip "Never actually read it, but it showed up on my recommended and then I saw your question!"
alexis_hull shared a tip "It was a very good read. I will say it was triggering though."
annie_davis_6164 shared a tip "A great book. Very harrowing and honest."
chloe_wheeler_6192 shared a tip "make sure to read the triggers before reading."
holli_bieler shared a tip "I wouldn’t say I liked it. I found it interesting and disturbing. Would be a good discussion book."
ashley_sikorski shared a tip "Riveting but very disturbing. Hard to continue through portions of the book but worth it in the end."
terri_white shared a tip "Listening to the audio book...very good!"
karen_wagner_mcguigan shared a tip "Hard to read due to subject matter but written very well with adept psychological insight."
alana_kennedy shared a tip "Disturbing, important"
ikram_laradji shared a tip "The writing style of the author was really mesmerizing, it was like reading a slightly modern edition of Lolita."
lauren_mcintosh shared a tip "Very hard to read."
alyssa_galvin shared a tip "Really well-written and thought out book. Very sad but inpactful. Couldn't put it down!"
cristina_yanez shared a tip "It might be disturbing to some people but it’s a real thing that happens and I didn’t mind reading about it."
stephanie_burleigh shared a tip "Loving this book so far"
loretta_9182 shared a tip "A tremendous debut, investigating how a young woman has coped with trauma she didn’t even realize she had."
amanda_borton_3910 shared a tip "Good read, kept my attention, a refreshing view on the subject"
casie_blevins shared a tip "Viscerally emotional."
sara_springer shared a tip "Raw, gripping, emotional, terrifying. I couldn’t quit reading this novel. I hated when it ended."
tina_geddis shared a tip "A victims confusing trip through trauma"
lissy_winkler shared a tip "It can get a little under your skin, but is very good. Well written. Twisted love story."
lauren_headrick shared a tip "Infuriating at times, heart warming at others, it’s a full spectrum of emotions."
vanessa_cardillo shared a tip "It wasn’t what I was expecting but i was pleasantly surprised by this one! 5/5⭐️"
amber_jackson_2334 shared a tip "Hard to read content, but beautifully written."
ashley_ruiz_5576 shared a tip "this seems like a good one !"
coe_mcelligott shared a tip "#lolita"
wendy_greengrass shared a tip "I thought this was a very interesting read... not your average love story for sure!"
clo_5815 shared a tip "Prepare yourself for a heavy read, but you won't want to put it down."
lisa_chudoba shared a tip "Educated"
lily_peterson_5962 shared a tip "Such a difficult topic to read about, but Russell truly did an amazing job. I couldn't put it down."
livlively shared a tip "I liked it I did. But I wish there was more substance when it came to the ending character getting justice"
nikki_lorraine shared a tip "Indescribable"
kiah_s. shared a tip "oh my god ?????"
cheryle_hetland shared a tip "This was an excellent book but very heavy. Would be a great book club book because there is Tons to unpack and discuss!"
audri_linton shared a tip "This book was absolutely heartbreaking but worth the read."
helen_martell shared a tip "Very good story. Just hated the subject matter."
emerei_vasquez shared a tip "So hard to put down!"
finn_2516 shared a tip "This book was so heartwrenching and beautifully written. You feel as Vanessa does and it is an emotional rollercoaster."
kittykitty shared a tip "Yesssss!!! Definitely had me in deep thought during and days after reading"
hannah_shive shared a tip "It was a great book! Too many great parts to just pick one. Hbu?"
okaylaaney shared a tip "TW: grooming, pedophilia, sexual assault, drug use. amazingly well written book that wrecked me."
madeline_4707 shared a tip "Good book but difficult subject"
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