Her husband works at the hospital, her daughter spends her time reading, her mother has Alzheimer's and is always trying to perfect her new lithe figure and look, and Sophie spends her time trying to keep them all fed and pressing pills - how she trades for what they need.
When Bertrand, Sophie's husband, comes home from work one day disturbed about the dead prostitutes who keep showing up with their hearts carved out, Sophie doesn't want to become involved. But Bert insists and she soon finds herself investigating a serial killer. She's already lost a son and she sure doesn't want to see her daughter end up in that life and then dead.
With wry and dark humor, candid moments, Etiquette for an Apocalypse is a shining star in today's dystopian fiction. It's twisted and stark, and really had me appreciating what I take for granted. The characters are unique, yet completely relat-able. I can't wait to see what Mendel writes about next!
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.