I thought that my experience with this novel would be to pick it up, read a chapter or two, and then maybe finish it over the holidays. Not hardly. The second I started reading it, I was absorbed. Laundry, bills, even Facebook, all fell to the wayside. I just wanted to see what was going to happen next. Parts of this book are violent; some,even repugnant- but not gratuitously so. The author reminds me a little of Stephen King in that, at times, they can take something already dark and present it in such a disconcerting way that leaves you feeling revolted and somewhat sullied. That said, the story and the chilling protagonist are thoroughly engrossing. Definitely a provocative read.It definitely won't be forgotten. I'm looking forward to more from this author!