I don’t like to be beside the seaside

10 09 2016

Death and the Seaside by Alison Moore



With an abandoned degree behind her and a thirtieth birthday approaching, amateur writer Bonnie Falls moves out of her parents’ home into a nearby flat. Her landlady, Sylvia Slythe, takes an interest in Bonnie, encouraging her to finish one of her stories, in which a young woman moves to the seaside, where she comes under strange influences. As summer approaches, Sylvia suggests to Bonnie that, as neither of them has anyone else to go on holiday with, they should go away together – to the seaside, perhaps.

Brilliantly written and beautifully paced this is an outstanding and compelling novel. It’s subtle, clever and deeply disturbing. Highly recommended.

4.5 stars




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