This book is apparently a part of a “franchise” that uses local writers to contribute to a “noir” or dark writings that take place in local neighborhoods. That was the hook for me. Pittsburgh Noir started out on a good note for me with Atom Smasher by Lila Shaara, but went quickly downhill with a series of either uninteresting or one that was downright disturbing (not in a good way). Perhaps editor Kathleen George was just saving the best for last, but I almost quit reading before the cream of the crop namely Rebecca Drake’s tale Loaded. I reread the last few paragraphs several times as it was very powerful for me. THAT was a great short story and worth the price of the book for me. All of the other stories paled for me and I am not related to the author.
Maybe look for the book in the library and just read that story.