I like dark stories and Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa was certainly dark. The story revolves around Hailey, a sixteen year old confused young woman. Her life revolves around her dysfunctional family, her mother who has taken to bed and found religion after having a miscarriage, her father who was laid off and spendshis days hustling pool, cheating on his wife and drinking and her brother who is a gang banger. Despite this Hailey trys to remain a good person. Hailey also has a possible mental condition that as she describes as feeling like roaches running around my head. I won't say anything else except that you need to pay attention to the little details because in the end they matter. For a debut novel it is not bad and I would not hesitate to pick up his next one.