NOMINATED FOR THE STRAND CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL OF 2015 (And deservedly so imo)
He lives on your street, in a nice house with a tidy garden. He shops at your local supermarket. He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him. He’s the perfect neighbour. But he also has an elaborate cage in a secret basement under his garage.
And he thinks it’s perfectly normal to kidnap young women and keep them captive.
This is how it’s been for a long time. It’s normal…and it works. Perfectly.
But this time it’s different
Oh I loved this. Was slightly alarmed at just how much I laughed out loud at probably very inappropriate moments and was fascinated by the serial killers point of view that is described so well and in places vividly.
It became more and more intriguing as the changes in the main characters became apparent.
A great story and will I be able to shop in New Look ever again without laughing, I doubt it.
Unique, darkly humorous, clever. Yes. Normal. No.