Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This is really different to Monica McInerney's usual offerings. It's the very poignant story of Ella O'Hanlon, whose son has been killed in a tragic accident. Ella runs away to London, trying to escape her grief only to find that's impossible.
I wonder if I would have come across this one if not for the revelation of the true identity of the author, who turned out to be J K Rowling of Harry Potter fame. I liked it very much, and now am waiting for the next in the series - I'm assuming there will be a part 2 because it is identified as Cormoran Strike #1.
I'd had this one on the Kindle for a while, but put off reading it because of all the hype surrounding the series. I tend to be a bit dubious about that, but its turn came up, and I'm very glad it did. I really liked the story of Katniss and the Hunger Games was well done. Catching Fire (part 2) is now on the TBR list.