An impeccably rendered depiction of the strains of adolescence.
Why I love it
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis is both a study of a milieu that we rarely encounter in fiction — a devoutly religious refinery town on the Texas coast — and an impeccably rendered depiction of the strains of adolescence and the complications of family and friendship.
The novel opens with a gruesome discovery that becomes an overnight scandal. As local police and politicians contend with increasing ...
Los Angeles, CA
"Loved the story between the two girls. Kept me interested the entire time as to who the mother of the baby was. Well written by a new author for me."
"I couldn't wait to get through to the end of the book and find out why the girls were falling. I think the book ended just as it should've, except that they never told us who Baby Doe belonged to!"
"A very engaging read that left me semi-satisfied, but also wanting so much more! Would definitely recommend!"
"Not what I was expecting but I enjoyed where it went. It kept my interest simply because of Mercy's relationship with her grandmother...I wanted her to get out from under her. "