Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Butcher's Hook: a Novel / Janet Ellis, 347 pp.
The plot sounds conventional, complete with spunky young heroine who wants to defy social mores and a handsome, penniless lover. Don't be fooled, though - Ellis' writing is smart and moody, and Anne is...how to explain? She is certainly willing to go to extremes to get what she wants. Strange and dark, but definitely holds the reader's interest.