This book really didn’t do much for me. I had a hard time getting into it and it really did not hold my attention. It has a unique storyline, but it never really gained my interest. I was also very disappointed with the ending. It didn’t fit with the whole story. I really didn’t think that anything was resolved. It just ended. Done. Finished.
Overall, character development in the book was pretty good. I could not stand the main character, Rose. She irritated me and was generally unlikeable. By the time I started to see changes in her, I didn’t care any more. I never really cared for Cooley, either, but he was a little more tolerable to me. The changes he went through were a little more believable. My favorite character was Johnnie Rae. She was a secondary character in the story but I felt more interested in and connected to her than any of the others.
This was not a terrible book but I didn’t really enjoy it. It is Ms. Perrel’s debut novel. I see promise in her writing and hope that she can refine her style a little in the future. I would probably consider reading more of her work.