About Sarahbeth Caplin (from Amazon):
Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Kent State University. It was during college that she first saw her name in print as a columnist for her campus newspaper, The Daily Kent Stater. Now living in Colorado, she can be found in various microbreweries when not chained to her laptop working on future books.
I give Someone You Already Know by Sarahbeth Caplin 4/5 stars.
Someone You Already Know is a dissertation on rape culture, consent, and abuse victims. It follows the story of two sexual abuse victims who have had different experiences, but both face criticism from each other and those around them. It’s a powerful story about getting oneself back after sexual abuse, and its message (although it’s been around longer) reminds me of the #YesAllWomen social media campaign. It’s also reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates’ “We Were the Mulvaneys”, although, of course, completely original. It’s not a particularly long book, but it will challenge you and you’ll be thinking long after the book is over.