A tidy ending | Joanna Cannon

Mixed feelings about this.

I enjoyed ‘The trouble with sheep and goats’ and ‘Three things about Elsie’ a lot. This had all the stuff Joanna Cannon does well – wildly unreliable female narrator, suburbia, wry observational humour, tragi-comedy, life wisdom, biscuits – but the murder narrative was uncomfortable and implausible. Actually it was all pretty implausible. Linda, the central character is a memorable creation, although her social ineptitude is cringe-makingly hard to take at times. One on the one hand she is the novel’s great strength. On the other, I’d have preferred the same main character and a different story.

ARC courtesy of Netgalley