Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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A Compelling Seduction to The Dark Side
💜 I do enjoy a spot of vicarious revenge. And that is the theme of this unexpectedly dark story. This is very much a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin situation. Main character, Grace, recounts killing her family. But there's much more than that. This is an insight into the psyche of the worst kind of humans; the truly ruthless, the deeply selfish, the uninhibitedly ambitious unconstrained by morals or ethics. And it is a story that seduced me to root for one such person: Grace.
💛 Grace is a compelling antihero. She sounds so reasonable, so self-assured, so refined, that she lulled me into complicity. I was driven, as she was, to see it through to the end.
🧡 Would I call this funny? Not exactly. My descriptor would be wry. But as to whether I would recommend it, the answer is yes, in a heartbeat.
💚 In summary, I now know what Clarice Starling felt like when confronted with Hannibal Lecter...
Big thanks to Bella Mackie, HarperCollins UK Audio, The Borough Press and NetGalley for providing me with an audio ARC in return for an honest review.