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"Breier seamlessly moves between bifurcated narratives set in the mid-1980s and the early 2000s, which depict Michelle's starved need for love and Sissy's charismatic ruthlessness, both growing out of parallel traumas. The final showdown between them is destined to shock; the electric denouement more than justifies the tension throughout."
--The New York Times

"...the final chapters had me holding my breath. I could not put the book down until the very end. And what an ending it is!"

"Set in the pre-internet, pre-cell phone era, it's a murder mystery, a story of a toxic teenage friendship, a revelatory examination of class in America, as well as a finely crafted work of ecofiction."
--Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune

Boiled peanuts, lovebugs, and murder.

Lies from the past and a dangerous present collide when, after fifteen years in exile, Michelle Miller returns to her tiny hometown of Lorida, Florida. With her mother in the hospital, she's forced to reckon with the broken relationships she left behind: with her family, with friends, and with herself.

As a teenager, Michelle felt isolated and invisible until she met Sissy, a dynamic and wealthy classmate. Their sudden, intense friendship was all-consuming. Punk rocker Morrison later joins their clique, and they become an inseparable trio. They were the perfect high school friends, bound by dysfunction, bad TV, and boredom - until one of them ends up dead.

Confronting the death of her best friend requires Michelle to face her past if she is going to survive. But what if everything she remembers is a lie? Or just as dangerous: What if it isn't?

Sinkhole is a mesmerizing, darkly comic coming-of-age psychological thriller immersed in 1980s central Florida. A disturbing and skillful exploration of home, friendship, selfhood, and grief set amidst golf courses, mobile homes, and alligators.

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