A superb, complex YA contemporary full of heart and unforgettable characters.
Linburg’s remarkable novel tells the story of a young man struggling to come to terms with his inner demons. Tired of running from his tragic past, nineteen-year-old Sean Brogan leaves New York City and his alcoholic father for a two-week trip to Lake Fort, West Virginia, the town where his mother died under tragic circumstances. But there are dangerous people on Sean’s trail, determined to settle their scores with the young man. Linaburg crafts layers of complexity around familial relationships, angst, trauma, dealing with loss, and making hard choices. Her unpacking of the intricacy of the human condition is impressive: readers will be on the edges of their seats as the narrative slowly draws closer to revealing Sean’s tragic past. Themes of loss, grief, guilt, shame, rage, and redemption add additional complexity to the main storyline. Book clubs and discussion groups will have a lot to ponder.
A STUDY IN TERMINAL
Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C.
Pub date June 7, 2022
Price $15.99 (USD) Paperback, $17.24 Hardcover, $6.63 Kindle edition