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by Avon, 17 May 2018. ISBN: 978-0-00826025-5 (PB)
As with her debut novel, Beneath
The Skin, England takes a close and intimate delve into the lives of a
singleton and four dysfunctional couples. One of the many twists of this
complex story lies in the fact that some of them are not even aware of their
dysfunctionalities. The author deals with many First World problems,
among them pregnancy, infertility, sexual preferences, severe mental
health difficulties and infidelity, as she journeys between her characters, a
group of people who have been friends from school days. Sounds grim but
isn't. They have jobs, money, nice houses, children, yet England is adept
at showing how desperate, how close to the abyss some of them are.
We get off
to a thundering start with the discovery of a wedding guest perched on a high
ledge outside the wedding venue, looking as though she is ready to jump.
As you might expect, there is shock and horror and a burning desire to know why
on the part of both the reader and the rest of the characters. And
slowly, their neat lives begin to unravel into untidy loose ends.
other readers, I had some difficulty at first in untangling the cast of
characters, but the author handles them deftly. I loved her first book:
this one is a worthy follow-up and I'm eagerly looking forward to her
Caroline Englandwas born
in Yorkshire. She studied Law at the University of Manchester and stayed over
the border. Caroline was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer and
instigated her jottings when she deserted the law to bring up her three lovely
daughters. In addition to the publication of her short story collection, Watching
Horsepats Feed the Roses by ACHUKAbooks, Caroline has had short stories and
poems published in a variety of literary publications and anthologies. She was
shortlisted for the Impress Prize 2015, in the Pulp Idol 2016 finals and long
listed for the UK Novel Writing Competition 2017. Her debut novel, Beneath the
Skin, will be published by Avon HarperCollins on 5 October 2017.
Susan Moodywas born in Oxford is the principal
nom de plume of Susan Elizabeth Donaldson, née Horwood,
a British novelist best known for her suspense novels.Susan Moody began writing crime
novels with Penny Black, the first of the seven Penny Wanawake crime novels. She has a second series
of six books featuring bridge player Cassie Swan.In all, she has published 29 novels, most of them crime and
suspense. Susan spent two years as a Creative Writing Tutor in Her Majesty's
Prison, Bedford. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association,
serving in all as a CWA Committee member for seven years. She is a
long-standing member of the prestigious Detection Club and served for three
years as the President of the International Association of Crime Writers.In 2016 Susan Moody began a new series
featuring Alex Quick. Click the title to read a review ofQuick
and the Dead