Today at Kirkus Reviews...

...I had a minor meltdown about the fabulosity of Stephanie Kuehn's books:

Beautifully yet tightly written? Check.

Complex relationships? Check.

More of a focus on big-time family and sibling issues than on romantic relationships? Check.

Characters who lie to themselves and to the reader? Check.

Issues of economic class and race and gender intertwined into thrillers where the tension ratchets up and up and up and up? Check.

Unlikable characters who do unforgivable things, but who are so fully fleshed-out that you still feel for them even as you are rooting for them to either change their ways or receive some serious comeuppance? Check, check, and check.

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