And, I'm done!
Well played, Ms. Michaels. Just the right level of creep, and she did manage to redeem the irredeemable Patrick in the end (although I still don't like the way he treats his dog). I can't say I'd go out on a date with him, but I didn't find him entirely vile, either!
WTH is going on with Bruce and Pat?
Not sure how the author is going to redeem the loathsome Pat, because he's mean to his dog and
I do not like him. Not at all.
I am well and truly creeped out right now. Just finished Chapter 5, and I'm thinking I will take a break 'til tomorrow.
I could totally read this entire book tonight!
OK, things just got creepy af, as my 16 year old son would say, and Bruce and Pat decided to have a slumber party.
I hate the name Pat. I think it is my throwback distaste for the old SNL skit. I'd like the character a lot more if he was called Patrick.
No one named Pat has even a modicum of sex appeal.
I'm picturing Bruce looking just like Tom Mison as "The Peacock" from the BBC adaptation of Christie's Third Girl!
"His clothes were almost, but never quite, too, too much; an occasional ruffle on a shirt, or a flowery waistcoat, or a pair of trousers that fitted his lean hips and long legs almost, but not quite, too tightly."
All right - I'm through Chapter 3!
I'm at 9% - really good beginning, I think. Some good description to set the scene, nice characterization of Ruth, Sara & McDougal.
And then this:
“It must have been the missing cat, then,” Sara said calmly. “I didn’t absolutely catch the name, but it surely wasn’t Wolfgang etcetera. It was Sammie, or something like that. ‘Come home, come home’—that’s what the voice kept saying—‘Sammie, come home.’”