Occasionally a book will grab me by the throat and won't let go until I turn that last page. It's the type of book that subtly makes me question all of my life choices, all of my mistakes, all of the horrofic and wonderful events that led me to this place in my life. It makes me question my skills as a mother and my contribution to the world.
The story starts off innocently enough- Laurel Hawthorne, a suburban mother, artisit, and wife is woken by the ghost of a her 14-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. Molly leads Laurel to her very real body found drown in the Hawthorne pool. Although Molly's death is ruled accidental Laurel knows better.
Laurel reaches out to her wild, escentric sister Thalia, to help her solve not only the mystery of Molly's death but also to help her settle issues in her life both past and present. Everyone needs a Thalia in their life, a catalyst to push them to bigger and better things, an ultimate protector but most importantly someone who won't take any bullshit.
I think books such as these should come with a warning label.
Warning: Will impact your life forever: Be Prepared.