Twisted is most definitely the word I would use to describe this book. Cat Milton is a famous, young supermodel. Diagnosed with narcolepsy, she seeks help from her doctor, and he immediately prescribes her the newest and greatest prescription drugs on the market to treat her condition. The story becomes very tangled when the reader finds out that the drugs are actually making Cat hallucinate that dead people are alive. Cat’s father who had recently passed comes to her in a hallucination with a letter. He tells her to give the letter to a colleague of his because it contains important information. The oddest thing is that the letter is real. How could this be if her father is dead?
With a completely frightening cast of characters, both dead, undead, and alive, this book had me confused as to what was really happening and what was going on just in Cat’s head. I questioned her character so many times. Cat’s family is a bit odd as well. Her mother is a television addict and treats Cat and her twin sister Janice like they are small children although they are twenty-three years old. And Cat’s sister, Janice, is disfigured and overweight, albeit nice enough. The author made Janice out to be such a glutton it was disturbing. All the food that is described that she eats in one sitting was enough to make me gag. In the meantime, Cat drinks smoothies and is a teetotaler. There is also a crazy man in the book named Jarrow who cooks with toilet water and eats strange animals and human body parts. This part of the book absolutely made me ill, and I wish I could have somehow been warned about the graphic description of cannibalism.
There were many parts in the book that described, in detail, the science behind the drugs that were being made. These parts were very interesting and clever.
The climax of the book happens when both Cat and her best friend Ebba confront the evil in their lives at the same time. These chapters were written parallel to one another and kept the action going until the story closed.
Unlike other books that end abruptly, the author does a great job of telling us what happens in the aftermath of evil to the remaining characters. The ending is very satisfying and left me with a sense of contentment. This story was well written and had some very different characters. It was creative and enjoyable yet unsettling at the same time.
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|Page Count||378 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|