Top positive review
A compelling and gritty read
5 November 2015
Last Bird Singing is a compelling psychological thriller, that doesn’t flinch away from the dark moments in life.
We enter into Keeley’s world. Her mother is a prostitute, her father has died and her stepfather regularly abuses her. Her only confident is Jess, her older cousin. When Keeley hits her stepfather over the head with a heavy, glass ash tray, she knows she has to leave. Packing a bag, she slips away and hides out with Jess, living in a derelict squat. Things are already going badly for Keeley, but when her art teacher turns up at the squat, hoping to help her, life take a dramatic turn for the worse.
Last Bird Singing was a wonderfully gritty read, that explores how badly things can go when you start down the wrong path, and the difference it makes to have just one person on your side.