My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reisz ties the reader, spread eagle, to this story and doesn’t hold back. You want her to stop and you want her to continue. She somehow manages to make you feel the same about a touching hair-washing scene as a scene where Nora Sutherlin gets it in the back door. I’m still trying to figure out how she does that. The words Reisz chooses are far less explicit then you may imagine, but the images she provokes in your mind certainly are. You know the ending of this story before it comes and it is still ever so satisfying. An anticipation that is greatly rewarded in the end which really is only the beginning.