This snippet of Glasgow life examines the life and trials of Agnes, Myrna and Siobhan, the three staff memebers of a small launderette.
Life can lead you to unexpected places. How often have any of us said 'How did I end up like this' - well this maps this phrase beautifully.
Whether its examining the effects of childhood trauma, modern day debt and binge drinking habits or basic sexuality and fetish, Zoe Strachan knits these three women together and expresses how relevant they can be to each other.
It was involving, and in no way trite so whilst the ending is 'neat' it doesn't appear contrived in any way.
Zoe Strachan is an exciting young writer whose work gets better with each book. Spin Cycle is her quirky take on life in Glasgow through the eyes of three very different and very unusual women working in a launderette. Each of the three have their own shady secrets and the reader is skillfully drawn in. The clever title relates to how their lives entertwine like jumpers in the drier until a cycle is complete and the story reaches a satisfying conclusion. If you liked the first book you'll love this!