Katrina Reece Warren, affectionately known as Kitty, had the perfect career, followed by a gorgeous wedding and a blissful honeymoon. She and Malcolm, her handsome, successful husband, have only just begun to enjoy life in their exquisite Victorian dream home when tragedy strikes. As her devastating loss causes Kitty to hoard and shut out those around her with a mountain of stuff, it falls to Misty, her bad girl cousin, to keep Kitty from losing everything. But their relationship is so strained by the hoarding, and Kitty’s sanity is so fragile, it may be impossible for Misty to save her without getting herself killed in the process.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I wish there had been more character development is what I thought.
Clutter is under 50 pages, easily read on your lunch break, perhaps two if they’re short breaks. I like shorter stories but I felt like this one was a little too short for the story being told. Some bad things happen to the characters but I can’t say I felt terribly bad for them. I felt bad about what happened but I wasn’t really invested in the characters. Perhaps some deeper character development may have changed that – I don’t know.
All in all I liked the premise for the story and no doubt some of the things described would most definitely be occurring right now in real life. I couldn’t even imagine how I would react if I had been in the same shoes. I can’t go into much more detail than what I have already because it will give away crucial clues. It was an okay read but I think it could have been better had certain aspects been expanded.
Thank you to Donna Butler for providing me with a copy of Clutter – thanks, Donna!