My book review of 'Wivenhoe' by Samuel Fisher

by Samuel Fisher
by Samuel Fisher

In the midst of an environmental disaster, the villagers of Wivenhoe, snowed in and isolated, are faced with a murder they did nothing to prevent.

A mother and son give us their perspectives on life and events in alternating narratives over a period of 24 hours.

Sparse and chilling, this is a troubling but compelling read. I wanted to pick it up and begin all over again when I reached the final page, but needed time to come back to reality. Tense and powerful.

Review date: October 2021
Publication date: 3rd February 2022