by Daisy Buchanan

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Erotic Fiction Humorous Fiction Sharing Diverse Voices Literary Fiction

Insatiable Synopsis

A Grazia, Stylist, Cosmo, i paper, Red and Independent book of the year for 2021

Stuck in a dead-end job, broken-hearted, broke and estranged from her best friend: Violet's life is nothing like she thought it would be. She wants more - better friends, better sex, a better job - and she wants it now.

So, when Lottie - who looks like the woman Violet wants to be when she grows up - offers Violet the chance to join her exciting start-up, she bites. Only it soon becomes clear that Lottie and her husband Simon are not only inviting Violet into their company, they are also inviting her into their lives.

Seduced by their townhouse, their expensive candles and their Friday-night sex parties, Violet cannot tear herself away from Lottie, Simon or their friends. But is this really the more Violet yearns for? Will it grant her the satisfaction she is so desperately seeking?

Insatiable is about women and desire - lust, longing and the need to be loved. It is a story about being unable to tell whether you are running towards your future or simply running away from your past. The result is at once tender and sad, funny and hopeful.

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Daisy Buchanan Press Reviews

You will be intoxicated by this witty and honest exploration of female desire - Elle

An escapist romp (with plenty of actual romps to boot) - Cosmopolitan

Extremely funny, touching and wonderfully refreshing on women and sexual desire -- Marian Keyes British journalist Daisy Buchanan has somehow managed to distinguish herself from the pack, with a novel that's both smoothly observant and brilliantly, giddily filthy - Irish Times

As filthy as it is funny, you won't be able to put it down -- Dolly Alderton

Insatiable is a story about loneliness and trying to fit in, about our desire to be loved and included, how it's easy to confuse being wanted with being used. It'll draw people in with the shagging, but people will stay because they're rooting for Violet. - Evening Standard

Filthy, funny, and raw, Insatiable is utterly addictive -- Louise O'Neill

A piercing insight into the unreal demands modern women place on themselves and told with real humour and energy, we love this book so much - Stylist

I raced through this funny, filthy and utterly compelling debut about female sexuality, ambition and vulnerability... I'm still thinking about it long after turning the final page. - Daily Mail

A frank, funny account of 21st-century lust. - Independent

A raucous unravelling of female desire and bodily pleasures, in all their maddening complexity -- Emma Jane Unsworth

Buchanan is absolutely fearless and one only hopes that there is a sequel on the way - The Gloss

I'd call Insatiable Jilly Cooper for the Instagram generation, but that wouldn't do this book justice -- Lauren Bravo

Daisy brings characters to life like no other writer, pumping them full of humour, vulnerability and sexy sexy sex -- Lucy Vine

Few books out in the early half of the year are as flat-out entertaining as Buchanan's fizzy, filthy story of a young woman's sexual awakening. - i paper

Gloriously rude and brave about the nature of women's desire -- Sophia Money-Coutts

I can't believe this is a fiction debut - she writes stories like she's been doing it for fifty years -- Laura Jane Williams

Insatiable is an unashamedly filthy and yet deeply sensitive exploration of female desire, aspiration and vulnerability, and Daisy is an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction. -- Hannah Beckerman

It reminded me of Bridget Jones's Diary - if Bridget were bisexual and Daniel Cleaver were a couple who were into group sex. -- Julie Cohen

Erica Jong for the Instagram age. -- Keith Stuart

Intelligent, observant prose that gives a snap-shot of life experienced by millennial women. -- Kate Sawyer

Like going for a drink with your wisest and smuttiest friend -- Jessica Moor

Come for the absolute filth and stay for the empathetic and sensitive way that Daisy Buchanan writes about all the chaos and conflict of being a young woman in a hard-edged, hard-faced world. - Red

Filthy and fun - Bella

Oozing with sex on every page, Buchanan's unapologetic and multi-layered portrayal of desire sizzles in all the right places - Heat

Buchanan is an engaging, observant writer who portrays Violet's chaotic life with verve and insight. When we finally get to go on a holiday again, this would be an ideal read for the sunlounger. - Sunday Express

Funny, filthy ... Buchanan offers astute social observation, while the development of Violet as an ardent yet vulnerable heroine to root for makes her a millennial counterpart to Jilly Cooper's Bella or Octavia. - The Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9780751580198
Publication date: 10/02/2022
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 11/02/2021
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About Daisy Buchanan

Daisy Buchanan is a columnist and features writer covering arts, entertainment and women's issues. She contributes to the Guardian, Marie Claire, humour site The Daily Mash and the Mirror. She started writing about TV for Sabotage Times, penning a regular catch-up column about the reality show Made In Chelsea. These columns became the book The Wickedly Unofficial Guide to Made in Chelsea. She lives in Greenwich, London.

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