Author: T.B. Markinson
Published: November 7th 2013 by T. B. Markinson
Synopsis from Goodreads:
After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn't believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn't want to find herself and she doesn't want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn't had since her birth.
During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn't come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.
To add to Paige’s woes, while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn't out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?
The cast of characters in this tale were vivid without ever becoming larger than life. Markinson plays up both the best and the worst in her characters, leaving you with a clear picture that gives you a look in to the deepest part of them. She also doesn’t just develop her characters as individuals but as part of a whole, both with the relationships that they are intimate parts of and those that they stand on the fringes of. It lends an extra air of intimacy to the story.
Overall this was quite the intriguing and captivating read. It was my introduction to the author and would definitely spark me to read more of her work. I’d also recommend it to those who want a novel that will make you think and fell.
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