Susan Monroe doesn’t ask for much: good grades from her children, a house with room for a pool, to be the best Tupperware party host in New Haven 56
But inside her tranquil 1950s styled community, a monster lurks. A monster that lives inside Susan, and every one of her superficially perfect neighbors, held in check by the oppressive police state that rules over them.
Susan happy life is torn apart when her teenage son goes missing the same night an explosion rips apart the community. Susan knows it’s only a matter of time before the police start breaking down their doors.
Before the reconditioning begins and Susan’s identity is lost, she must do one final thing.
Find her son.
I forgot how much I liked dystopian books. Glistening Haven started out with a bang, took off running and never stopped until the end. It begins with a Star Trek- like sequence….bright lights, questions with no right answers and torture.
Fast forward a few days and you are introduced to a small community with a horrific secret. They live in a 1950′s style suburb with a twist. It a beautifully created prison. The sky is really a bubble and the cops are armed with Marshall law type way of thinking. Submit or be reprogrammed. Glistenings (prisoners) must comply. The question is….who are the real monsters? The guards, ” normal people” or the prisoners?
The story centers around a few core characters, my favorite being Jenna. She’s a hard core badass that takes her job as a glistening bounty hunter seriously. Problem is, she went off the radar for awhile, two years to be exact. It makes her volatile in her coworkers eyes, her ex-fiancée can’t quite figure her out, but it makes her good at her job.
The ending of this book was one of the best I’ve read in awhile. It left you wanted more but left very few unanswered questions. I hope Jill has more up her sleeve for these characters. I see loads more story in their future. Awesome read!
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