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Control Freak by Christa Faust
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Oct 14, 2011

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bookshelves: audio, new-york-city, horror
Read from May 09 to 17, 2012

Faust's forward to this edition discusses some of the difficulty she had in getting this published (and how it was eventually picked up by a fly-by-night outfit that later folded), and I can see why this one didn't go mainstream at that time. Even now, the tone and violence level can be a bit hard to take at times. But I do really appreciate how Faust doesn't go for bow-tidy endings - she definitely subverts your expectations pretty well, even if the solution to the book's opening murder is somewhat obvious. Not for the faint of heart, but interesting to go back and see how Faust has progressed as a writer.
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