When reviewing the first book in the series I thought it was wild and I loved it. Got to say this one is a lot more violent than the previous one. I somehow don't mind reading (fictive) stories about violence against adults but when it comes to children it can get too overwhelming for me. Just like in this case. There is a 5 years old boy. The reader likes him already pitying him for having such an unloving mother. The author goes in much details making him even more likeable to a reader. And then.. bang! No, he doesn't get killed. But what he goes through made me stop reading, go fetch a glass of water, walk around the house and come back an hour later to find out little boy's fate. I got so protective over this boy that I even thought there would have been less damage in general if it were Rebecca instead of him although they both are children. I guess this is the strength of the author that he managed to get under reader's (in this case my) skin with the story and the characters. Bravo!
I cannot wait what John Horst will come up next. Thank you for the books.