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A Slow Fire Burning

A Slow Fire Burning

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The detective was sitting opposite her, his knees almost touching her own, his shoulders hunched and back rounded. A Slow Fire Burning book reminds me of The Great Gatsby because it is so perfectly woven together, unexpected, but it also has characters trying to do the right thing and imperfectly loving other people.

The toilet paper around her forearm bloomed scarlet, her limb throbbing gently as the blood pulsed out of her.My thanks to Penguin Random House UK Audio, Transworld Digital and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Photograph: © Phoebe Grigor View image in fullscreen Paula Hawkins brings secrets slowly to the surface in her latest novel. Superbly told, its twists and turns reveal the slow fire burning inside each which might just destroy them. I’d enjoyed the author’s hugely successful mystery thriller The Girl on the Train and so despite my normal aversion to fiction set in the UK (too close to home, not escapist enough, yadda yadda yadda) I was excited to get hold of this one. Underneath the blood, all that blood, there was something else, something older, sweet and rank, like lilies left too long in the vase.

With a brain injury that left her volatile and troubled, Laura stormed off Daniel’s boat after a one-night stand. The characters would be largely unlikeable and frustrating, if they hadn’t been bestowed with such carefully crafted and unspeakably tragic back stories.On her way to the bedroom, she stepped on her jacket, which she'd dropped in the hallway in her rush to get to the bathroom. As the story opens, she is seen leaving a houseboat in the early hours of the day the man who occupies the houseboat is found dead. A short review on this one (I have read too many books on holiday on top of a backlog of reviews I already have.

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