Christa Parrish's writing reminds me of a skilled athlete. She makes it look easy, but I know a lot of work went into this debut novel. Her descriptions of both setting and the emotional landscape are natural and flow through the storyline without seeming contrived or formulaic.
Sarah Graham grew on me as the story unfolded. At first, I had difficulty connecting with her. The writing pulled me along, willing me to see how a sleepy little town could impact this wild, self-destructive woman.
Be forewarned, if you need a good night's sleep, wait until morning before picking up Home Another Way. Once you start reading, you'll have a difficult time extracting yourself from the story.