When You Read This by Mary Adkins is book that is conceived in a really original style.
The book is entirely composed of correspondence. In the wake of Iris Massey's death her blog is discovered along with her thoughts that maybe Smith (her former boss) might think it was worth publishing. This leads Smith and his intern Carl (enthusiastic, socially clueless) on a quest to discover a relative for permission.
Enter Jade the (somewhat neurotic) sister of Iris.
Mishaps, mis-understandings and some hilarious crossed wires and quirky characters round out the narrative. Who will we hear from next and what turn will their email take us on?
Don't be fooled that the style will flatten the characters each person jumps larger than life off the pages.
Entertaining, original and modern.
Details - Hachette NZ, February 2019 RRP $34.99
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