Having read and enjoyed Ms Bauer's previous works, was keen to find out how she would find another unusual direction from which to surprise and entertain the reader.
The Facts of Life and Death did not disappoint. From well defined characters she creates a fine balance of innocence and the sinister, and times the reveal perfectly. Just as you think you've been clever to work it out, a turn of the page leaves you realising you've been played all along.
A good book.
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After enjoying Ms Bauer's first novel, I was looking forward to seeing how she would deliver the "difficult second album" so to speak.
The pace kicks off before your first sip of coffee, and provides no let up until the turn of the last page.
She has created a strong yet diverse bunch of characters, all set in a village so realistic, you may well be able to spot it on Google Earth!!
What a great book. I was hooked from the outset, and the page numbers just kept tumbling as my need to find out what would happen next.