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An under-rated author,
This review is from: The Last Girl (Paperback)
Just spotted The Last Girl and was prompted to write this review, even though I read this book over 10 years ago, as it still sticks in my mind as being such a great read and one that I recommended to friends. The situation presented is entirely pedestrian but the tension slowly unfolds through the subtle psychological manipulation of one character over another, leaving you never quite sure exactly what is going on underneath.
Penelope Evans' talent is her ear for totally authentic dialogue and characterisation. I have read all of her novels and this is her best. I can't understand why Penelope Evans' novels are not more well known. She chooses characters and relationships which are ordinary in every day life but which for some reason are not often the subjects of literature and this for me is one of the attractions of this book.