This book! Wow. It was a Bookstagram made me do it purchase, and I’m glad!
Although this is a darker read than I was expecting, it was still page turning.
The story starts out with a girl who is dying. She can see that her friend is already dead. Their killer is still there and is stroking the hair of the girl who is slowly dying. What an entrance to a story! We later find out that these two girls were the best of friends, one from the right side of the tracks and one from the wrong side.
Welcome to the Ozarks where the rich, the poor, and the poorer live. Eve knows all about the poorer side. She is the mom of one of the dead girls who will stop at nothing to avenge her daughter’s death. Eve and her brother were raised by an abusive drug addict of a mother in a broken down trailer. Thankfully Eve chose a different path in life with the help of her brother who is now a cop. However with Eve’s background of knowing the worst of the worst kind of people in town helped her investigation.
There are some good twists in the story that I didn’t see coming. I will say that nothing is worse than a mother’s vengeance. Especially when you have a mother like Eve’s egging you along. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
What stopped this from being a 5 star read for me was when I read who the killer was. Their reasoning behind killing both girls didn’t sit right with me. I needed something more juicer, but I would still recommend it.
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Book Rating: 4/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Ménage à Trois Midnight.
Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder. Eve Taggert, desperate with grief over losing her daughter, takes it upon herself to find out the truth about what happened. Eve is no stranger to the dark side of life, having been raised by a hard-edged mother whose lessons Eve tried not to pass on to her own daughter. But Eve may need her mother’s cruel brand of strength if she’s going to face the reality about her daughter’s death and about her own true nature. Her quest for justice takes her from the seedy underbelly of town to the quiet woods and, most frighteningly, back to her mother’s trailer for a final lesson.