General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Penguin Books (UK)
05 Apr 2018
Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out.
The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her grotty flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . .
‘Skin Deep‘ couldn’t keep my attention, to me it took to long before the story becomes complete. There’s a lot of introductions of characters in the beginning which each have their own (side of the) story to tell and there’s jumping from present to past within these characters, which to me clouded my attention span.
The story is very graphic and describes some detailed events which could disturb some readers. To me, this was not the problem though. No it is not badly written or so, it’s more the opposite! Still it didn’t appeal to me.
There’s loads of 5 star reviews out there, so this book must appeal to loads of people. So you might want to give it a try.
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