Troubled and Self Destructive – Otessa Moshfegh’s Eileen

Written by Ottessa Moshfegh and published by Penguin Press in 2015, Eileen was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016, winning the Hemingway Foundation Award in the same year. Having never seen or read Moshfegh’s novels before, it was the review by The Times, written on the front cover that enticed me to pick up the novel from the shelf; “A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven’s wing” – ‘just the book for me’ ...


Gone Girl – Till Death Do Them Part

Gone Girl, published by Crown Publishing Group in June 2012, rapidly became the winner of Goodreads Choice Awards ‘Best Mystery and Thriller’ in 2014, and in the same year, was adapted to film by David Fincher. As an avid reader of Gillian Flynn’s gripping novels such as Sharp Objects in 2006, and Dark Places 2009, both astounding mystery thrillers, I had an overwhelming curiosity to find out why we had to wait for the publication of Gone Girl before Gillian Flynn became a household name...

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