My review of ‘Brand New Friend’ by Kate Vane for #RBRT – well-crafted and intelligent writing with authentic characters.
Today’s team review is from Alison, she blogs here https://alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com/
Alison has been reading Brand New Friend by Kate Vane
Successful journalist Paolo is feeling a little dissatisfied with life. Forced back to the UK from a happy life in Cairo, his wife is distant, his work frustrating. Then Mark, an activist from Paolo’s student past is revealed to be an undercover police officer who had eschewed life in the force to become a real activist. He contacts Paolo, and things get more interesting when a body is found in the community garden where Mark works. The story leads Paolo back to his university days and the reader is taken along with him as the author weaves together past and present.
I was a teenager in the eighties, and a student in the very early nineties and so I absolutely loved the references in this novel to the music…
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