Cass Adams has spent her whole life thinking she was destined to be married to Roland and that she was also “crazy”. The local doctor and her husband have both been feeding her a pharmacy worth of different pills until one night she snaps. She has had enough of Roland’s lying, cheating and emotional abuse so she kills him and buries in him the unfinished koi pond near their rundown shack Roland has moved her to away from town. Unfortunately the rain doesn’t cooperate and starts uncovering the body and when Cass tries to move Roland to the river one of the men from town catches her and calls the local police chief. Cass freely admits to killing her husband but did she really??
A bit of a mystery and a lot of comedy involved in this little gem of a book. I wasn’t too sure what I was getting into when I picked it up but thought it sounded interesting enough to give it a try. Actually really glad I did in the end, I found myself laughing on more than one occasion and really wasn’t sure where it was all going to end up.
The story is told from the different perspectives of those involved. Cass, wife and possible murderess of our victim. Clay, Roland’s older brother. Maryanne, former best friend of Cass who is in love with Roland. Babe, Cass’ psychic grandmother, Daze, town local/friend of Clay and Roland, and Benny, local law enforcement.
Of course being a small town all of these characters have grown up together and everyone knows everyone. This story often reminded me of watching one of those daytime talk shows like Jerry Springer etc which is probably why I laughed during a lot of it…perhaps that’s just my own weird sense of humor though. As with most of those talk shows you have the who did what to who and why in the world would anyone be in that type of relationship drama with just about everyone involved.
Overall, a little bit of crazy that was completely entertaining, would definitely recommend checking this one out.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.