Some children fondly remember learning to ride a bicycle or to kick a soccer ball with their parents. Her father’s abuse dominates Cee Stark’s childhood memories, her young mind scarred by the betrayal and trauma. Fearing that life will never improve, she prays for help.
After Cee’s father and beloved brother are dead from an accident which she feels responsible for, the twelve-year-old turns to her parish priest for forgiveness and comfort. Over the next few years, she falls under the influence of his tortured mind and distorted teachings. Cee’s struggle for emotional independence and the priest’s desire for control begins a battle of wills. Several bad decisions are made resulting in three acts of violence in Albuquerque in the winter of 2012. Seventeen-year-old Cee is connected to the three victims, and the police follow the threads leading to her. However, the truth is more tangled.
The Mad Girl asks the question: Can a teen ever escape her mistakes, now that they have become deadly?
𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦!
Talk about a crazy and wild ride, my mind is still processing this crazy story. I have a thing for messed up and complex character and Cee’s was fascinating! I’ll be thinking about this story for a while! Wow!
Thank you Andrew Colvin for this gifted copy.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘗𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘔𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘻𝘺 𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀?