"When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily."
So begins The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold's astonishing, brilliant, and daring new novel. A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this unforgettable work by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.
For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined.
Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers; the meaning of devotion; and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.
I haven't read this book nor do I own a copy of it so I can't vouch for the content. It does sound a tad morbid to me and some of the reviews say it wasn't as good as The Lovely Bones, so I dunno what to say except if you want to try it put your name down in a comment and I'll draw a winner next weekend.
Side note: I don't get the impression this is a Christian book either. I think the first line above is a "dead" giveaway, no pun intended. Well, not really.