A Tidy Ending: The latest dark comedy from the Sunday Times bestselling author

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A Tidy Ending: The latest dark comedy from the Sunday Times bestselling author

A Tidy Ending: The latest dark comedy from the Sunday Times bestselling author

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ABOUT 'A TIDY ENDING': Linda has lived in a quiet neighborhood since fleeing the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Before you decide that this one is not for you, this is not a thriller, or not what I’d consider a thriller. No, people will say, Linda isn’t in any of those—she was never very big on parties or No, I don’t think Linda was there that day. I'm the type of reader who's more interested in character development and the little things, I don't care as much about the plot.

When I do catch sight of myself, stood next to Terry with flowers stuck in my hair, I always think I look surprised. The front is brushed tidy, with all the personality trimmed back, and it’s always covered in a coat of what people would like you to see.Rebecca’s fashion magazines lead Linda to believe that she lives a more glamorous life than she does. Under-stimulated by her humdrum life, and the frequent target of ridicule and gaslighting from both her husband and mother, Linda finds a private delight in poring over fashion and lifestyle catalogues that arrive in the mail for the mysterious Rebecca, meanwhile fantasising about a more exciting existence of her own. When a police officer tells you there’s nothing to worry about, you know it’s time to be concerned” and “Because when something extraordinary happens, if you concentrate on the ordinary things instead, it stops you from having to look at it all too closely. Rumors spread of a serial killer in their midst, and both Linda and her mother, who lives nearby, are reminded of the dark past they left behind in Wales many years ago.

BOOKLOVER HUB: The Booklover Hub provides another channel for authors and indie publishers to make a connection with a book reviewer. I get it; her father was the only one who understood her, unlike her mother who scoffs and scolds her nearly all the time. I suppose they want to make sense of it all, and they’ll struggle because no one has all the pieces of the story, except for me.

This reading group guide for A Tidy Ending includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The other two books ‘The Trouble With Goats and Sheep’ and ‘Three Things about Elsie’ were great reads and this one was another one at the same level. This made it difficult for me to suspend disbelief for the identity of the serial killer, though I had guessed correctly right from the start. This isn’t a mystery per se, but there are several plot lines I couldn’t wait to see how they would play out.

After The Hammets move houses, Linda becomes fixated on the previous tennant, Rebecca Finch, after receiving her mail. But, as we delve deeper and deeper into Linda’s psyche and the time gaps between Cannon’s alternating ‘Now’ and reflective narratives diminish, an intense concern and foreboding grows. They offer a lifestyle that she can only dream of and in Linda’s delusional world, Rebecca becomes her best friend. The voice of Linda is read well in audio, with the undertones of her character giving the reader an impression which may very well cloud their impression of her character in a strong way. A serial killer, a traumatized woman, the quirkiest of characters, such perfect observational writing-- Joanna Cannon is a superstar.The remainder of the book is written in the “now”, when someone is writing from a mental institution.

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