Liza Perrat, author of Spirit of Lost Angels and Wolfsangel
What we thought: Another brilliant novel by Jane Davis, winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Award with Half Truths and White Lies.
In her mid-forties, Anita Hall has a nice job. She lives in a lovely old house with her partner in a stable, loving, long-term relationship. Anita seems to have it all, her life mapped out to the last dot. That is until, one night, her house burns to the ground.
Left with absolutely nothing, Anita finds herself a changed person. And, as she stumbles through her grief, sadness and anxiety, every aspect and relationship of her seemingly faultless life begin to go awry.
As in all her books, the author has woven a captivating tale peopled with characters who jump off the page and into your heart.
A thought-provoking story that examines loss, identity and secrets, An Unknown Woman will have you turning the pages right to the end.
You’ll enjoy this if you like: Literary tales that you can’t stop thinking about long after The End.
Avoid if you don’t like: Character-driven, casual-paced novels.
Ideal accompaniments: a rainy day, a cuddly cat and a nice sofa.
Genre: literary fiction
Available from Amazon