"Three women discover a thirst for burning rage and retribution as they investigate the murder of a teenage girl in this all-consuming debut."
An impressive, original, and convincing novel containing a fierce beating heart and explosive plot. Three women in a US seaside town find friendship and inner strength when they discover a body and realise the police won’t properly investigate. This is the debut adult novel by Kirsten Miller and wow, does she arrive in style! It is deliciously dark, in fact at times feels almost dangerous, and yet as natural as can be. While feminine courage and strength sit as a central theme, particularly during the menopause, I’d recommend this book to everyone. The power comes from within, with earthy magic, sisterhood, and a wickedly wicked wit sending out barbs that caught my mind and gave it a thorough shake. A whole swooping mass of emotions reached out from the page and at times I felt as though I was a part of all three women. I loved Nessa, Jo, and Harriett, so different yet joining forces and learning who they really were as they fought to balance the scales of justice. This is so immensely powerful and potent I felt exhilarated by the time I had finished reading. I’ve chosen The Change to sit as a Liz Pick of the Month and it thoroughly deserves its place as a LoveReading Star Book. Channelling the energy of women The Change is a novel for all, it’s surprising, oh so readable and tremendously entertaining.
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|