Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Twisted Family Values” by V.C. Chickering, St. Martin’s Press, June 25, 2019
V.C. Chickering, Author of “Twisted Family Values” has written an entertaining, unique, sexy, witty, dysfunctional family novel. This has almost the feel of a satire and dark humor. The title says it all. In this novel are deep family secrets, scandals, and is quite unpredictable. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. The author describes her dysfunctional characters as quirky, complicated, complex and dramatic. This certainly would make a good soap opera or series. The timeline for this story is a period of about 50 years. Larkspur, New Jersey is where the story takes place.
The Thornden family in an affluent part of New Jersey have many social parties and have priorities and expectations about the proper way to act. The two daughters Cat and Claire are as different as night and day. One sister is all about what is the proper thing to do and only cares what others think. The other sister is kind and compassionate. The two younger cousins Bizzy and Choo are brought up to be close friends. BUT, not everything is as it seems to be. Is it? You have no idea!!!
I recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy reading an unusual, quirky story.