A Slow Burn
Everything about Jessica “Jess” is a slow burn. From the way she yearns for Natasha to the lingering scent of death that she can’t escape. Jess smolders in the fire pit of life where she encounters a chorus of cicadas that threatens to overtake her small hometown. Her character arc is so subtle, I wondered every few pages how the author would tie up the loose ends in such a short book.
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