Avid reader/reviewer and editor. I don't pull punches when I review, love it or hate it, you get what I think.
Gun Shy is wonderfully written, as dark as it gets, and absolutely mind blowing. Every time I thought I knew where this story was going, I really didn't because a new layer of depravity would be added to a cast of characters already filled with it. The only drawback was the attack on one person (no spoilers here) and while we know who did it, it seems to just go away without being addressed. But, even that hole didn't diminish just how good this story is. The deeper Germain goes into the hearts of these characters and what they're capable of, the more riveted I became.
This is not a story for the faint hearted and there is no sunshine and roses waiting at the end of this journey. Gun Shy is about a domino effect of one cruelty leading to another and bringing out the darkest parts of the people those cruelties are visited upon. While many things between the covers of this gripping tale may cause triggers in some, this is easily one the best psychological thrillers that I've read in quite some time and one that will stay with me for some time to come.