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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and chilling, 24 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Alys, Always (Paperback)
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I unreservedly loved this highly accomplished novel, which has one of the best unreliable narrators I've come across in ages - a story of manipulation told so beautifully that it's chilling. Frances remains peculiarly likeable throughout, despite the way she deceives her way into the lives of the Kite family after simply being present at the death of "Alice". The style reminded me tremendously of Zoe Heller, but maybe that had more to do with the echoes of Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal - but this was a really original and different read, with well drawn and far less likeable characters all seen through Frances' distorted lens. A wonderful short novel, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one by Harriet Lane.
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Initial post: 12 Dec 2012 17:00:58 GMT
Ripple says:
Just to be a little pedantic, I think you mean the "Kite" family - the Flytes are Brideshead, aren't they?
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2012 08:24:25 GMT
Welsh Annie says:
Whoops! Will correct now...

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 16:00:22 BDT
hiljean says:
To be even more pedantic, you mean the Kyte family!
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