"Nikki Dolson's LOVE AND OTHER CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR thrills me like Mary Miller's short stories and Oyinkan Braithwaite's novel, MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER. From page one, Dolson seized my attention and never let up. Funny and sad, bloody and heartbreaking, each story proves that the most frightening things can go on inside a home. And outside a home, what can really scare you is a high school girl with a pair of scissors."
-Helen Ellis, Bestselling Author of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
The collection starts with "Georgie Ann" a tale of kept women, betrayal, fake friends, and oh, so much blood. Nikki doesn't pump the breaks before throwing the reader into the ring in "Take the Hit," where Kendra must go back into the boxing ring and throw a fight if she hopes to fulfill her dream of having a family.
In "Sunrise," Nikki takes us to the desert to die. But not before unwinding the lost loves, regrets, and complicated relationships all plaguing one family, as two cousins try to decide whether they'll let their beloved Uncle join his late first wife.
"Our Man Julian," is about a washed-up actor who is cultivating a wild San Diego garden, and a lifetime of loneliness and regret. Hit with the reality that he will die soon with no savings and nothing to offer the daughters he loves but barely sees, he plans an outrageous kamikaze mission. But can a man who's survived it all really turn off that survival instinct?
Love and Other Criminal Behavior will keep your heart pumping fast, right up until it's broken.