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Dark secrets lurk on this seemingly unremarkable street in the northern English town of Broadfield.
From her bedroom window, seven-year-old Valerie observes the furtive nocturnal activities of the man next door. What’s in the bloodstained bag? What – or who? – is buried in Mr Oliver’s garden?
As Valerie pursues her investigations, she discovers that Mr Oliver’s not the only one with something to hide.
Review for The Close by Alison Knight:
A deeply uneasy sense of time and place
Set in the sixties in Britain, this novel introduces many interesting characters from very young to very old. Each has a story that intertwines with the others in the novel. For older readers references to crimplene dresses, Playtex underwear, and other items evocative of the time brings a smile. Free-range children who take risks that would be appalling to today’s parents are the story tellers of much of the book. Readers are given more information along they way, but will still probably find the resolution of the tale surprising if not shocking. Alison knight writing is delightfully easy to read with a distinctly subversive undertone, and a mordant humour. Although the characters are flawed, they are not mocked, but sympathetically observed.
More books by Alison Knight:
The Undiscovered Room and other stories
Rosie Goes to War