(4 / 5)
Karen and Kevin have a happy home, with two loving kids and a cat. It’s an idyllic setting, full of laughter and hope, until one Christmas when Kevin gives fidget spinners to each member of the family. He has no idea what destructive consequences this will have.
Getting kicked out of church is just the beginning. Within a year their daughter is in foster care, their son is in jail, and the cat is missing. An even more terrible fate is about to befall Kevin. Karen struggles just to keep it together as fidget spinners crumble the very foundations of her life.
Full of uncomfortable situations and sordid details, Fidget Spinners Destroyed My Family is a suspenseful dark comedy of paranoia, obsession, and this year’s hottest new toy.
What a crazy little tumble down the rabbit hole. Never read anything by this author before, but he talked me into squeezing him into my busy schedule when he sent me the blurb above. Then when I saw the disturbing cover I knew it was for me.
Karen and her husband decide to get their kids some fidget spinners for their kids for Christmas. Fast-forward a few months and her whole marriage is ruined and both of her children have been removed from her home. And it’s all because of fidget spinners!!
Or is it??
Sometimes painful to read but always enthralling, this story follows the demise of one womans entire marriage in just a matter of months. Her son gets arrested, her suspects her husband of cheating with other spinning enthusiasts, I could go on and on. There is a lot going on in this woman’s life, and she is not helping it one bit by drinking wine to numb her thoughts.
You have to keep turning the pages. You can not put it down until you get to the end.
It’s a well written short story that has no filler and makes for a great afternoon or evening read. Swift disintegration of the family unit in just 96 pages, I’ve honestly never seen anything like it but I loved it! I love when I feel like I am getting a strange peek into other people’s crazy lives, and this one didn’t disappoint me at all. The horrific and abrupt ending really put the icing on the cake.
When I got to the end honestly I wasn’t ready. I wanted more and I wanted to see Karen go even more batshit crazy then she already was.
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