The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner – Audio Book Review

Romy Hall is in prison because she killed a man. She has a child, and a man from her past is stalking her. It is the story of desperation, a desperation to survive, to keep her child and herself safe, to try to find a better place.

The audiobook is read by the author, and it works so well as an audiobook. While the story edges forward and flies back, we are quickly on the side of Romy, willing her to find safety for herself and her child, but aware that she is in a dangerous world and has little on her side to help.