This magnificent book deals with some serious issues in such a real way. It shines a light on the effects of growing up as the child of an alcoholic. The ensuing self esteem and trust issues become such a real part of Maggie. She feels completely unlovable.
Gammon weaves into this story a rumored heroin problem that is growing, a serial killer, and menacing, upper-level, drug dealers. Although this seems like a lot of topics for one book, she truly creates a well-balanced, compelling story.
The final chapter, titled One Month Later, is a rather odd ending to this story and feels a bit disjointed.
However, I really love this book and am looking forward to the remainder of the series as well as the movie. 5 stars