Instructions for a Heatwave – Review

Obviously I have not been busy blogging, but I have been busy reading! I do not share Lindsay’s fascination with classic novels; instead I browse the book reviews of magazines and the internet to find my next read. After seeing many raving reviews, I finished Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell a few weeks ago, so here is the review.

In the London heatwave for 1976, Gretta wakes to find her husband has simply gone missing. They are both creatures of habit, and when he doesn’t return from getting the paper, she calls her three estranged children. Each child has different problems, different families and different struggles that they must stifle and resolve while looking for their father. O’Farrell didn’t drone on about uninteresting details; I won’t give away the ending, but I did enjoy the read. It’s “short and sweet”, perfect for summer. If you live in South Georgia, you can definitely relate to a heatwave; London’s heatwave is like our own yearly summer.

Tonight I am starting the thriller Night Film by Marisha Pessl (yes, found a review in the back of a magazine!). Read along if you like! For those Read This, Drink That fans, I am working on one of those as well!

Happy Reading!
-H

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