We’re getting through books at a rate of knots at the moment? Are you? Yesterday we whipped through this little beauty from Chris Brookmyre:
It has a fantastic plot that twists and turns in all the right places and kept me guessing right up until the end. Focusing on new nanny Amanda, and the Temple family, we see a former actress, a famous professor and their three successful grown-up children, who all seem to have something terrible to hide.
Prior to Brookmyre, I worked my way through Hanya Yanagihara’s epic, traumatic novel, A Little Life.
It’s written beautifully, and tells the story of four college friends – from the moment they meet in college, right into their later years. Mainly about Jude, a young man who has suffered a terrible childhood, it shows us how events from our early years really do come to shape the adults we become. A devastating read, a tough read, but an important read.