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The Threat Level Remains Severe Paperback – 27 Jul 2017
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It’s deceptive, it seems like it’ll be a gentle read but there are twists and surprises.
It’s a novel, so it’s quite different to Rowena McDonald’s previous book, Smoked Meat, a collection of interrelated short stories I’d recommed too. However, it does have the same bittersweetness and empathy with the hidden sadness in everyday lives.
Having worked in private and public sectors myself, I related to the desciption of working in the public sector and the culture shock to someone ambitious dropped into that world. It really made me laugh.
No one is taken seriously and it contrasts well with a respectable location of House of Commons.
It begins as a really colourful and fun story, then BAM, you get a surprise, absolute U turn, and later - a thrid turn.
All these turns which makes it a very clever thriller/detective as well.
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