Aug 09, 2020redoute rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I can't say I loved this book BUT I loved parts of it.
It's an engaging suspense/horror story. It's also an accurate domestic abuse polemic. But it is also a religious/philosophical exploration.
I was entertained but also intellectually…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 31, 2018JCLS_Ashland_Kristin rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Interesting. Has some of the elements of a domestic thriller with some big ideas thrown in.
Aug 27, 2018mawls rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I may have missed a couple things due to listening to this one, but I really enjoyed it. The suspense has a calm and dry, yet constant feel that I found appealing in this thriller mystery about a woman, her mind and the man who infiltrates…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 17, 2017taylorwoods rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I truly do not know how to describe this one. All the reviews and descriptions would play this one as a psychological, domestic thriller with a tinge of horror- so going into this one with those words in the back of my mind I had those…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 20, 2016made_up_name rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Disturbing novel with much promise but ultimately unsatisfying about a whiney wife and mother who kidnaps her daughter from her husband that she ultimately murders. Oh, and spoiler alert, she hears voices.
I think I could use help figuring this one out. It certainly was an interesting read and had unexpected twists. I read this as a sequel to another book by this author, Mermaids....I really enjoy her style; will look forward to reading more…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 24, 2016lpreston214 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Has there ever been a novel so full of creepy people? Even the likeable main character, Anna, has a creepy side. She used to hear a Voice. On the run from her horrible husband, Anna finds herself at an old motel whose other residents have…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 25, 2016tijaneohio rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Millet's story collection, Love in Infant Monkeys, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This book, Sweet Lamb of Heaven, is the first work of hers that I have read, but it will by no means be the last. Both a gripping thriller and a poem…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 13, 2016multcolib_alisonk rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
It took me a while to immerse myself in this book. And then, just a few chapters from the end, it turned into a metaphysical contemplation on the nature of god. It felt like magic realism, crossed with intrigue, with the feeling of a…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 05, 2016JCLGreggW rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Just when you think you know where the narrative is going, Millet's novel reveals surprising depths. This novel about a woman taking her child and fleeing her abusive political husband to live with a similar group of outcasts at an…Read moreRead more of this comment