Leading the Dance is a collection of short stories, bound together by the concept of secrets within everyday life. Sarah manges to write colourful characters, and fascinating tales, all presented within a few pages, something that I believe takes great writing skill.
Some of my personal highlights include a woman who has a portrait done of the contents of her fridge, which seems amusing, but deals with bulimia; a wife who secretly follows her husband's affair via his emails; a touching tale of two sisters and their loneliness; a boy who has been taught to ignore his mother's afternoon visitors; and especially the woman who locks another woman in her basement!
I can honestly say that not one tale within this collection disappointed, and I'm sure everyone will find their own personal favourite. Despite being very short, each one seems to have depth, and I will certainly be going back to read them again.
I very much enjoyed Sarah's voice, and the way she writes, and I will be actively hunting more of her work.