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4.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing Splashes of Talent, 16 Feb. 2003
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This review is from: Astonishing Splashes Of Colour (Paperback)
I only had to spend one chapter with Kitty, waiting outside a primary school for a child who does not exist, seeing the emotions of the other mothers as auras of patient yellow, desperately trying to escape from the needy approaches of a lonely au pair, to be hooked on this thriller.
More and more sweetly complex mysteries emerge from Clare Morrall's clear-running prose as we meet Kitty's husband who lives next door, her ramshackle family of older brothers, and her father who paints the sea but hates it. A passage in which Kitty takes her neices to the pantomime looks as though it is going to be a funny description of a disastrous toddler trip, but the laughter slides into genuinely scary panic.
It's a measure of Morrall's skill that you find yourself falling in love with Kitty and wanting someone to smack some sense into her at the same time. One plot twist is carefully signalled so as to make you feel smugly in control, but the others come as real shocks to the system. When I finished, I felt the need to go back and read it again to find out why I didn't spot things coming the first time round. I have a feeling that Kitty is one of those characters who will stay in my head for a very long time.
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