Review: Whiskey and a Gun

Whiskey and a Gun
Whiskey and a Gun by Jade Eby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my God! That was one of the most disturbing things I’ve read in awhile. I feel sick to my stomach with how that story developed and panned out in the end… Wow! I can’t even imagine what the next book must be like. The character development was absolutely insane for such a short book…

 

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The complete transformation of Carter was so very well done. He began as a teenager who was developing difficulties with his anger and despised his father for his abuse. He was all the while struggling with his feelings of worthlessness and not being in control of his life. He then clung to and married the one person he felt “understood” him because she too came from a dysfunctional upbringing. Only to have her fire and spirit that once excited him and that he admired become the very fuel he used to attempt to break her. The entire transition happened slowly but surely even for such a quick read and he became a terrifying, cold and heartless abuser who not only was able to identify with his father but embraced his abusive nature. This arguably is one of the most horrifyingly believable depictions of the making of an abuser that I’ve ever read.

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