Girl A

TW: Child abuse, violence ‘Girl A, ‘ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’ Book 8 of my Goodreads reading challenge A story about horrific child abuse and neglect was never going to be easy – and Girl A really isn’t a fun…

The Shape of Darkness

Laura (as I over-familiarly like to call her) is something of a staple round these parts so you can imagine I was super excited to learn she had a new novel out in January. I snapped it up like the last pig in a blanket at Christmas. The Shape of Darkness focuses on two heroines…

Boy Parts

BP is something else. Incredibly visceral, frenetic – a real page turner. Despite a truly hideous (but not physically) central character with no hope of a redemption arc, I was still rooting for Irina somehow as she descends into something akin to madness. If I’m honest, I finished a few evenings ago and I’m still…