This book is hard to put down. I was actually annoyed that I had plans and wasn’t going to be home to read. I just finished it tonight and I believe you need to put this on your summer reading list. Not sure of the release date as it’s not available yet for preorder. But the good news is I discovered this author’s other books and can’t wait to dig in. She’s got at least three others that look awesome. Three Hours Late is the one I just purchased.
In Blame, we meet two best friends, Caro and Anna. The book alternates between the two and we get their perspective around the death of Anna’s daughter Maya. The story unfolds gradually during simultaneous police interrogations. Trope uses a lot of flashbacks to unravel and develop the story. There was such depth to both of these women and their flaws made them perfectly imperfect. The author truly captured their pain and anguish on a deep level. The book has that disturbing characteristic reminiscent of We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel. The emotional toll of autism and parental bonding are explored on a collision course with death. I was left saddened for everyone involved and felt there were no true winners.
If you’re looking for a book that packs a punch, pulls you in and makes you think long after you are done, then Blame is your book. Five stars from me and a reminder when it’s released. In the meantime, check out the author’s other books.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.