She is not afraid to unflinchingly acknowledge the darkness that dwells in all of us. Nina Todd Has Gone explores what happens when ordinary lives are turned upside-down and their darkest secrets exposed. A young woman did a terrible thing when she was just a teenager, did her time I'm prison and has made a new life for herself in a new town far away from where she lived before. He is a man who moves to Sheffield, leaving his parents broken by the past. These points of view show the versatility of Glaister, as the character of Rupert rings perfectly true, like all the males present. While away on a business trip, Nina meets Rupert, a handsome, charming man who offers to buy her dinner. Yes, there are times when it's subtly unsettling in that delicious psychological way, but those I am not a fan.
He won't let her out of his sight: is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? I didn't connect to Nina and often found her decisions baffling. I was hopeful for something interesting and suspenseful, but it really didn't live up to my expectations. He won't let her out of his sight: is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? The sooner she puts the sordid encounter behind her, the better. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. .
When Nina meets the handsome Rupert during a conference, it leads to the kind of empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. She lives a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. Bit confusing at the beginning. Who is Rupert, and what is the power he holds over her? She grew up in Suffolk, moving to Sheffield with her first husband, where she took a degree with the Open University. I think we all know what it's like to have things in our life we would rather move on from, and I connected personally because there are people in my life I have wanted to leave behind, only to find out they know someone I know, and it leaves you with a feeling of uncertainty, you feel exactly like you did before. She is a lecturer in creative writing at the , and is a regular contributor of book reviews to and. It's not great but not bad either.
She returns home to her boyfriend Charlie, her office job and hopes to leave her indiscretion at the hotel and return to her normal life. Nina Todd is not the sort of person you'd notice - and that's the way she likes it. While away on a business trip, Nina meets a gorgeous man in her hotel lobby, and even before their tryst is over, she's sorry she did it. Little Egypt, published in 2014, won a. They're both very disturbed characters, and it's difficult to connect to them - I found them both terribly off putting. A story about a woman who finds herself stalked by her one-night stand definitely sounds like an interesting premise but, unfortunately for us, that's not really what this book is about.
From the flashbacks in between the chapters we learn more about Nina's early life, and in turn Rupert's early life as well as his current thoughts. Her other novels include Trick or Treat 1991 , Limestone and Clay 1993 , for which she was awarded the Yorkshire Post Book Award Yorkshire Author of the Year , Partial Eclipse 1994 and The Private Parts of Women 1996 , Now You See Me 2001 , the story of the unlikely relationship between Lamb, a former patient in a psychiatric ward, and Doggo, a fugitive on the run from the police, As Far as You Can Go 2004 , a psychological drama, in which a young couple, Graham and Cassie, travel to a remote part of Australia to take up a caretaking job, only to be drawn into the dark secrets of their mysterious employers. Nina Todd Has Gone 2007 was another complex psychological thriller. Using a made-up name, she falls into a mediocre job, and moves in with her boyfriend and his mother. However when I settled in to it it was very interesting.
This is the third book by Lesley Glaister I've read. She would never walk through a grassy meadow, it would smell of dozens of other things as well. She somehow manages to write down the little things we experience every day, but can't put into words. When Nina meets Rupert in a hotel, it leads to an empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. And it turns out Nina isn't exactly who she seems to be either. Just send us an and we'll put the best up on the site. Who is Rupert, and what is the power he holds over her? Nina's motivations for some of the things she does are impossible to fathom A passable thriller - Nina Todd has a one night stand on a work retreat, and rushes home early to her partner, full of remorse.
I have always wanted to read another book by Lesley Glaister. It was confusing to start with, flipping between three points of view, although gradually I realised there was symbol at the top of each chapter that helped you figure out which character was sharing their point of view. And who is Nina Todd? I really loved this and can't wait to read more of Glaister's writing. She lives a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. I thoug I really enjoyed this one. The only real twist in it was revealed way too early, leaving little to nothing of interest for the remainder of the book. The flashbacks didn't add a whole lot to the plot, and I was expecting a bigger twist at the end.
Comments Like to comment on this review? While away on a business trip, Nina meets Rupert, a handsome, charming man who offers to buy her dinner. There are also several jumps back and forth in time and between points of view, which only makes it feel more fractured and grating. She has written 14 novels, The Squeeze 2017 being the most recent, one play and numerous short stories and radio plays. When Nina meets Rupert in a hotel, it leads to an empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. When Nina meets Rupert in a hotel, it leads to an empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. The fact that we know all of this, plus practically all of what happened in the past that links the two, and have clues to what the future holds, all within the first ten per cent of this book, shows us we are in the hands of a confident author, and one with a brave and interesting story to tell us.