Escapism Through Books Review of This Vacant Paradise by Victoria Patterson:

“…Patterson most definitely allowed me to escape into this world. I felt like I was there, could hear the murmured conversations in the background, could smell the ocean, could see the brightness everywhere: the sun, the reflections off of the water, and waxed cars, and sunglasses and martini glasses. The sparkle of whitened teeth and the brightness of all of the haves’ projected self-image… the one they show to hide the person they are.”