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Book 16 was given to me by my sister a while ago, and I finally sat down and read it while Mr. Gecko was away. Stash, by David Matthew Klein, was a pretty quick read.

The novel follows several intertwined stories: that of a wife and mother who gets in a car accident with a bag of marijuana in her car, that of her husband and his work troubles, the friend that she got the drug from, his daughter, and the man who grows the pot. It touches on “recreational” drug use, families, the media, and off-label prescription drug use, among other issues.

The characters were well fleshed-out, and the thought process/internal monologue for each was distinctive and reasonable for that character. The various plot twists were handled deftly. This won’t be one of my favorites, but it was a solid book and it touched on many issues that are relevant today.