This week we’re looking at a (mostly) delightfully dark tale that has some extremely disturbing elements. This week we’re looking at Until We Are Lost by Leslie Archer.
Unfortunately as I write this post in late August 2020, I’m still beset by my “writer’s block” on these reviews, so once again I leave you with the Goodreads review:
Disturbing, Dark, (Mostly) Delicious Drama. Ok, I gotta put this up front: This book has both rape *and* child molestation “on screen”. It works within the story being told, but if you can’t handle those two issues for whatever reason, this book isn’t for you.
Those two things – both fairly deep in the book, with the child molestation around the 75% mark – aside, this was truly a solid, if dark, twisted drama that presents as one thing and then winds up with something completely different. One of the darkest books I’ve read in the past few years, but again, within the story being told, the darkness works well. If you’re looking for a light and fluffy beach read… this ain’t it. If you’re looking for more of a “snowed in, want something that can absolutely consume me for a while” read (ala a deep winter read, when this book will be releasing in Feb 2021)… this is near perfect for that. Overall an excellent tale, with the caveats noted at the top of this review. Very much recommended.