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I started reading The Biting Point quite late one night. Each time I finished a story, I'd think "just one more, then I'll turn out the light.". The night turned into a non-stop greedy read - all of them in one go! Each character is perfectly drawn, singular but recognizable, their situation intriguingly original but everyday believable. There's a humanity underpinning Catherine Smith's subtly stylish writing which allows us to identify with her characters, however misguided, disturbed or disturbing they are, however heart-breaking, or laughable, the stories they tell. I was beguiled and moved, sometimes to tears, but ultimately uplifted by this collection of pitch-perfect short stories.