REVIEW: LONG HILL HOME by Kathryn Pincus Deep and compelling, simultaneously heartwrenching and heartwelling, LONG HILL HOME is an incredible novel, all the more so as a debut work. The story of a psychopath allowed loose in the world, a man who chooses to follow his own desires while considering other humans chattel, and the strong, empowered woman he decides is his foe. So he chooses to punish her in the most primitive, brutal manner. Although there is plenty of action--before, during, and after the assault on Kelly--the efforts of the author in characterization are what made the book so important to me. It's not easy to examine all sorts of disparate characters: a woman brutalized, her loving husband, the narcissistic psychopath, a young man emotionally oppressed and abandoned by a severely depressed mother, a family of Hispanics despised by society. But author Kathryn Pincus doesn't just juggle these: she fully delineates. I give a full 12 stars to LONG HILL HOME.
Rated 18+ for adult content and issues.
Kathryn Pincus was raised in the New York metropolitan area, received her undergraduate degree (B.A., Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Delaware, and her law degree (J.D.) from the Georgetown University Law Center. Pincus honed her writing skills in her law practice, presenting complex factual and legal matters in clear, compelling, and persuasive writings. Since her “early retirement” from the practice of law, she has filled her days taking care of a busy household and family, supporting numerous charitable and community causes, and writing fiction. More information about Kathryn's debut thriller, Long Hill Home, can be found here: http://kathrynpincus.com/long-hill-home