The Lovely Bones

Christine sent me this book through the post after reading it, and it’s one of he most original books I’ve read for a while. The idea of a dead person watching their family cope with their bereavement is not a new one, but the narration of the story by the murdered girl is disarming and the opening chapter shocking in her quiet, accepting approach to her murder, I loved the tone and pace of the book until near the end, when there is a supernatural occurrence that I think the book would have been stronger by omitting. Just about to add Alice Sebold’s other two books to my Amazon wish list!

“The Lovely Bones” (Alice Sebold)