The Children Act by Ian McEwan

I somehow missed out on the Ian McEwan prescription doled out to English Literature sixth-formers nation-wide. While my brother brought home Atonement and Enduring Love and On Chesil Beach in succession, my own teacher was more of a Margaret Atwood/Kate Atkinson fan, and so my first encounter with McEwan didn’t take place until 2014, almost […]

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What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

What She Knew is a serviceable thriller, which ultimately muddles around too much to pack a powerful punch. Sure to touch a nerve with parents, it follows the disappearance of seven-year-old Ben, who runs ahead one day in the woods, only to vanish entirely. Mother Rachel is understandably distraught, but as a narrator seems far […]

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