Susie Mesure

Troubles of the past: The Slowworm’s Song, by Andrew Miller, reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Andrew Miller specialises in characters who are lost, often struggling to deal with the burden of failure. They don’t come…

Parallel lives: Violets, by Alex Hyde, reviewed

5 February 2022 9:00 am

When Violet wakes up in Birmingham Women’s Hospital at the start of Alex Hyde’s debut novel her first thought is…

A tale of love and grim determination: Zorrie, by Laird Hunt, reviewed

22 January 2022 9:00 am

When Zorrie Underwood, the titular character in Laird Hunt’s deeply touching novel about an Indiana farm woman, is pregnant, a…