- review for ebook edition (not listed at lovelybooks) -
A disturbing journey into the mind of a man who believes he may be possessed by a demon, and a story about a childhood full of negligence, but devoid of love.
Jimmy and Kelly grew up in a family where their parents spend their days being stoned or drunk or both. One day, their father commits suicide, but in such an unusual and brutal way that makes Jimmy believe he wanted to escape something evil inside of him. As an adult with a family of his own, Jimmy starts to believe that now he is the haunted one - or is he going crazy?
The story is told in alternating chapters of Jimmy's past and present, the first leading towards the tragic outcome of the second. On several occasions, I was confused by the sudden change of events, feeling I missed out on something that went on in-between, which gave the book a rough, unpolished quality. The ending was very sweet, making me gasp with a feeling of 'that was really close'.
(thanks to netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)