Joyce Carol Oates is a prizewinning author, although I haven't liked her last few books..but still, one or two out of 50 novels is a good record.
Daddy Love is dark, disturbing, and horrific. The prose is seductively Oates, and the emotions of all the characters are cleverly incorporated. I constantly felt uncomfortable.
It starts with a kidnapping.. a small child abducted by a disgusting, ruthless, depraved kidnapper. If you want a graphic picture of what happens when children are brainwashed, tortured and degraded, Oates spares no details. I couldn't take it....I'm done.