Blame by Michelle Huneven


Patsy MacLemoore wakes up in the drunk tank with no recollection of how she got there. Finally, a police officer starts reading the homicide report to her; Patsy killed two Jehovah's Witnesses while driving drunk and turning into her own driveway.

Prison time is served and Patsy finds sobriety while embracing her guilt. Once released she returns home, but things are different now, she intends to do good things and go to AA meetings, but it turns out that the blame that's hardest to live with is the blame she's assigned to herself.

I read this book quickly because I was gripped by the story. It could so easily have come off as preachy, but it didn't to me. Instead it was more philosophical and I also liked that the dialog was written without punctuation, it gave Patsy's story more clarity. This is the first novel I've read by Ms. Huneven and I look forward to reading her other work. Check catalog for availability.

Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central




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