“I was shot in the back at close range by a 32-caliber handgun yet did not die, at least not permanently. I did not see who shot me. I did not know why I was shot.”—from What Doesn’t Kill Us
This is the story of how the friends of McKenzie investigate his shooting. McKenzie is a former policeman who is now rich. But he still does investigative favors for his friends. What was he investigating the night he was shot, and for whom? The answer involves an extremely troubled family from the rich side of Minneapolis.
The plot is twisty and moves through some uncomfortable family and workplace dynamics. But all are in the past so probably not triggering for most readers. The plot turns were done really well. My only issue was that there were some awkward narrative moments. The point-of-view is first person by McKensie, who is in a coma. So, the reader knows he will eventually awaken without brain damage spoiling a major plot point. Still, I recommend What Doesn’t Kill Us for its twisty-turny endlessly compelling tale. 4 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.