Do not judge a book by its set-up. Yes, there’s an almond croissant on page two, but “The Difficult Sister” isn’t all bakery shops, teas, and polite, innocent snooping … About two-dozen pages in, when the pair of women drive out to the single-wide trailer on Starvation Lane and start mixing it up with Aurora’s last known boyfriend, you start to feel that the PG rating of the first few pages is going to change. And you’re right…Stuff, as they say, happens. Bullets fly. People die. Evil happens. There will be mud, “one slow sucking step after another”. We are a long way from almond croissants and that gives The Difficult Sister an intriguing, palpable edge.
— Mark Stevens, Boulder, CO Nov 5, 2014