by Brad Graber
Publisher: Dark Victory Press
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: When Dave and Charlie relocate from the Bay Area to Phoenix, tensions ratchet up in their relationship as Charlie insists on buying a house on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore as Dave contemplates leaving his job. Daisy, a spry septuagenarian, shows up at their front door after a long convalescence, unaware that her greedy, Michigan relatives, Jack and Enid, have already sold her home. Charlie assumes the older woman is Dave’s distant aunt and happily ushers her into a guest room. Meanwhile, across town, Anna, a gifted psychic who channels the dead, is concerned about her neighborhood. She hires a handyman to install motion-detectors, unaware that Ernie has entered the United States illegally from Mexico as a child. When Henry, a homeless gay teen, attempts to rob Anna, Ernie intervenes and a melee ensues. The police mistakenly arrest Ernie, leading to his deportation.
Kritters Thoughts: A very large book with many pages full of quite a few storylines. I would classify this book as an ensemble cast book where there are a few connections between some of the stories, but they all live in Phoenix, Arizona and are just trying to navigate life.
With every kind of relationship under the sun represented this book could easily move from book to tv form. I almost felt as if each chapter could be a full episode. I liked the obvious connections that some storylines had and then the slow burn of others where the reader gets an AH HA moment. I would have thought with the largest cast of characters that I have ever read that I would have easily gotten confused, but because their stories were so unique it was actually very easy to keep the characters straight.
Although this book wasn't hard to read, the length of the book made for a longer read. There was constant action and within each chapter you almost get a glimpse of each storyline as it is progressing.
I would definitely read another book by this author, but wouldn't be able to read anything back to back. I liked this one, but my brain hurts a little from remembering everyone's story!
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Claire McKinneyPR, LLC. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.