A book that takes place in your hometown
A Deadly Deception
Margaret Thompson Davis
I found this challenge harder than I expected I would. It turns out there are very few fiction books set in my hometown of Bearsden, which is a suburb just outside Glasgow. The most famous book - if Google is to be believed - is one about 'family and incest', which I was certainly in no hurry to read. Luckily for me, however, my mother was on hand to save the day. I'm visiting my parents in Bearsden at the moment for the summer holidays, and she suggested we check the local library to see if they had any books set in Bearsden. As well as the aforementioned 'family and incest' book, she found Margaret Thomson Davis's A Deadly Deception.
It wasn't the kind of book I would generally choose to read - I wouldn't have given it a second glance if not for this challenge, let alone continued to the end. The book made me angry and I found it infuriating to have to read about a bunch of unlikable characters making horrible mistakes. However, having left ten days between finishing the book and writing this review, I've realised that the revolting characters and bad decisions is what makes the book worth reading.
My name is Kirsty Morgan and I am a music student at the University of Aberdeen. I like monkeys, the colour pink, the TV show Firefly, Diet Coke and playing on swings.