Perfunctory Affection by Kim Harrison


Is it better to live a lie of perfection when the truth is too ugly to survive?

Meg wants to overcome her crippling anxiety and depression which took hold after her mother’s death and her boyfriend, Austin, is supportive of her. Her therapist starts her on a trial drug what is supposed to cement new patterns in her brain. Or so she says

The pills help her and within days she has met a new friend, been stalked by a crazy man telling her that her friend isn’t real and that the pills will put her in danger. Along with a shady FBI guy who keeps popping up trying to find said crazy man.

Her boyfriend is also telling her something is wrong with the pills and the doctor and her, but she is too determined to take the art world by storm and be accepted by her new friends.

The friends were so creepy I knew they weren’t real. This is Kim Harrison so the fey were bound to be caught up in this.

I’m not sure if it was meant to be just a shorter story or there is more to come, but the ending was abrupt and did not leave me satisfied.

Netgalley/March 31st 2019 by Subterranean Press



5 responses to “Perfunctory Affection by Kim Harrison”

  1. I might have to check this out, I LOVED Kim Harrison’s Hollow series!

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    1. I wouldn’t say it is up to par with the Hollow series which I loved, I think she was at a different place when she wrote this one.

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  2. Sounds really weird and interesting 🤭

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  3. She is in a darker place and she isn’t writing the same kind of material. I think this may be a better book than the Hollows books — but it is completely different. What stays constant is the quality of the author.

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    1. Yes. Life changes you and shapes the way you write. I will always be a fan!


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