It’s 1927. Ava has fled her small hometown to stay near her brother, recently committed to an asylum in New York City. Her reality is shaken when she’s taken in by a self-made family of speakeasy-running misfits. But it’s when she falls for Lee, a remorseless but charming serial killer imprisoned in the asylum, that everything she's believed about herself and about love is called into question. More
It’s 1927, and nineteen year old Ava’s uncommunicative younger brother Billy has just been committed to an asylum in New York City. For years, the meaning of Ava’s life has been taking care of Billy, so when he gets committed, she can do nothing else but run away to Manhattan and visit him as much as she's allowed. However, she's completely unprepared for the glamorous, wild world she’s about to discover. When she stumbles into the lives of a speakeasy-running trio of societal misfits she realizes what a real family feels like…even if they are on the run from someone, and obviously lying about who they are. But it’s Lee, the beautiful, brilliant, and criminally insane prisoner she meets at the asylum, who awakens her to feelings she never dared imagine. He’s a perpetrator of torture and murder, but his philosophical justifications are so articulately twisted, she’s left questioning everything she ever believed. When her friends’ and lover’s secrets start unraveling, she realizes she alone must decide who she really is…and what is required of her to be that person.
on March 25, 2014 :
Totally awesome book!! This is a beautifully written love story with so many twists and turns. I couldn't put it down :) Loved it! Great job!!!! (review of free book)