Aud is restless. So she takes on a new challenge: teaching a group of ordinary Atlanta women self-defense skills. The consequences shake her to the core.
Still restless, she travels to Seattle for an even greater challenge: meeting her mother and her mother's new husband while handling what should be a run-of-the-mill real estate fraud. But neither turns out as she expects.
In intertwined Seattle and Atlanta narratives, Aud is shocked, challenged, drugged, blown up, falls in love--and changes, again.
- Booklist (starred)
Intense, stylish, surprising.
- Publishers Weekly
Brutal and subtle, sublime and grisly. A novel of compelling and complex literary substance.
- Baltimore Sun
A thrill ride: the violence, the eroticism, the shocking plot turns...
- Seattle P-I
Terrific, excellent, a suspense thrill ride.
- Bay Area Reporter
A stellar example of mood and tone.
- Library Journal