Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This is a tale about three women, who are somewhat friends having worked together at the same bar in a Arkansas college town. Each woman is dealing with their own battles of alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity. One of the gals, Chloe, pulls out patches of her hair and another, Rachel, under the spell of another new boyfriend has agreed to live off-grid for a year in order to return to “health” and asks Ellie and Chloe to join them in “The Project” in a house that Chloe’s boyfriends parents own, deep in the Ozarks. Although once there, all three of the women are succumbed to boredom and the longings of being back in the ‘normal’ world causing tension to rise in the house especially as Chloe’s boyfriend becomes a little to obsessed with “The Project”. Told in alternation persons, this isn’t a tale of growth, but almost a story of acceptance.
The writing was good, although the abrupt closer wasn’t what I was hoping for but once you learn about the lives of these women, it was almost perfect. I was waiting for some kind of epiphany, but it never came for any of them. Sometimes people will come to the realization and acceptance of themselves as they are and be okay with it without ever wanting to change a thing.