Kick the Latch, Kathryn Scanlan
It’s so rare I read a book that I would recommend to everyone and anyone, but Kick the Latch is such a book. I’ve even recommended it to my husband, Ben, who doesn’t read fiction.
Anyway, Kick the Latch is a masterpiece. I read it for the first meeting of the Margate Bookshop Book Club at the Fort Road Hotel last night, and while some groups apparently found it a bit marmite-y, the ten or so readers on my table all loved it. We had a great discussion about the harshness of the world, how deftly Scanlon creates it, what parts may or may not be true and if that mattered.
Buy it and read it. You’re welcome.
Kick the Latch is published by Daunt Books (£9.99) but my new book club is organised by the Margate Bookshop