Book Review: Evelyn Marsh by S.W. Clemens
This book starts with the seriously great opening line "Evelyn's first murder was an accident." From that moment on, you are drawn ever deeper into the story, into the world of Evelyn, the kind of woman who you might well know - in her late forties, charming, well-liked by everyone. The kind of woman about whom you might say "She wouldn't hurt a fly!"
Except, of course, the reader knows that Evelyn is very capable of hurting. It's how she gets to that point which is an intriguing, thoughtful and thoroughly absorbing tale.
This book was a Kindle Scout program winner, and after reading it, I can certainly see why. The author has a beautiful turn of phrase and that happy knack of description which helps the reader feel as though they can truly visualize the story.
While I'm not sure I'd call it a thriller or even a suspense, really - there was never a moment at which I was on the edge of my seat - this is a seriously good book. It's hard to sympathize with a murderous protagonist, yet I found myself doing just that; as a mother, I understand all too well Evelyn's tigress instincts to protect her children and just what a woman can be capable of when her offspring is threatened.
This is a great read and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the author comes up with next!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review from the author.