She was five years old, and her name was Opal.
Over the course of one impossibly hot August, Gio's life comes apart. It's been a year since his daughter died, but the loss carves away at him still. A case much like others crosses his desk: young girl, dead from a gunshot wound, crackhead mother, very guilty looking boyfriend. Something in this ordinary if tawdry case uncovers a vast well of grief and rage in him, and it's unclear who will be the target of his urge to avenge a pointless death. His steely associate, Stacey - with whom he shares his bed but nothing more - watches with alarm as he lurches toward an act that could prove to be destruction or redemption. He's badly in need of one of them.
I have purchased several books from audible.com and I have been very pleased with all of my selections until this purchase. The author attempts to help the reader visualize the scenarios by describing the sights, smells and feelings to extreme levels. For me, this did not add to the book, but made it go by very slowly. When I got finished with the book, I felt the entire storyline that was written, could have been condensed in two chapters.