‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches … Continue reading ‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell – eARC Book Review

‘Doggerland’ by Ben Smith – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In the North Sea, far from what remains of the coastline, a wind farm stretches for thousands of acres. The Boy and the Old Man are charged with its maintenance. They carry out their never-ending work as the waves roll, dragging strange shoals of flotsam through the turbine fields. Land is only … Continue reading ‘Doggerland’ by Ben Smith – eARC Book Review