So Much Pretty: A Novel ~ Cara Hoffman. Pinner writes: "A mixture of The Lovely Bones and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Every chapter is told from a different character's point-of-view. It was a thrilling page-turner that I couldn't put down.
Yes, it is gloomy. Maybe one of the darkest, most grief-soaked books I've ever read. But the reward is brilliant language and a sense of the narrator's tightly-held anger becoming a propulsive force. Complex and brooding.