An enjoyably creepy read,
This review is from: A Pleasure and a Calling (Kindle Edition)
William Heming is an estate agent in a small town who has cultivated 'a middling, willing sociability' in order to pursue his hobby unnoticed, namely the secret observation of other people. Using his vast collection of keys, Heming can creep into his fellow townspeople's houses and soak up the minutiae of their lives:
"I am not a stalker, or a voyeur. I am simply sharing an experience, a life as it happens. Think of me as an invisible brother or uncle or boyfriend. I'm no trouble. I may be there when you are, or when you are gone, or more likely just before you arrive.“
Heming narrates his tale as if he is an eminently rational and reasonable man, this combined with the lengths he will go to pursue his hobby makes for a very creepy read. The result is a readable and satisfying novel which I enjoyed very much.
[I was given a free download of this book by the publishers for review.]