‘Payback’ by John Inman is a very engrossing story, and touches up[on some very important issues: homophobia, gun violence, even immigration. But I foudn it very hard to get past some of the stupid choices the main character makes. The story revolves mostly around grief, and how it affects us in different ways. But I guess it is my own prejudice that hinders me from accepting what Tyler, the main character, does to deal with grief, and in particular how he deals with thought of revenge. But Inman’s book is never boring, I gotta give him that – you will be riveted from the first page to the last. Some things don’t really make sense, but I charge it to good storytelling.