To this day, I still shudder thinking of the insanely dangerous circumstances I put myself as a childish eighteen-year-old. It's one reason why I feel so deeply about this subject. It could have been me.
I have been a professional journalist and writer my entire adult life, but self-doubt is very real when you're stepping out of your comfort zone and writing 85,000 words of fiction versus an 800-word essay.
I am not lying when I say this book is better than Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Poverman gives us a situation and set of characters as mysterious and intriguing as Flynn does, he surprises us just as much, and we are as riveted to the author's slow unraveling of the main players' psychologies.