“Eating that sandwich would make her fell better. And it would make her feel worse. It was a familiar dilemma. She’d never experienced anything that was simply and entirely good for her. She wondered if such a thing even existed.”
This is the struggle of the main character, Josey, from The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. She is a 27-year-old woman still living under the thumb of her unloving mother, hoarding snack cakes and travel magazines in her closet, and wishing things would change but not knowing how to make them.
One night, however, when a woman appears in her closet, Josey’s life starts to spiral out of control and she doesn’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad one. She’s forced to venture out of her room and open her eyes to the world around her, and it is full of shocking discoveries that never seem to end.
The Sugar Queen has suspense, drama, romance, and a little bit of the supernatural. This is a book that is so engrossing that you might end up devouring it in one day – I did.
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