By Chloe Hooper
Tasmanian schoolteacher Kate Byrne is having an affair with the daddy of her such a lot talented fourth grader, Lucien. Her lover’s spouse has simply released Murder at Black Swan Point, a true-crime tale concerning the brutal slaying of a tender adulteress in a close-by city. Kate herself has turn into so captivated with the homicide and so confident that the broadcast account has all of it flawed that she units approximately writing her personal version—this one for kids, narrated through Australian animals. notwithstanding Lucien’s father brings Kate to existence sexually in encounters of escalating eroticism, he can't boring her obsession. Fixated at the crime of ardour, Kate is changing into much less and no more conscious of the current and of the way her habit may perhaps align her destiny with that of the lifeless lady. Chloe Hooper chillingly captures this younger woman’s unraveling in an excessive, witty, fantastically crafted novel.
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A Child's Book of True Crime: A Novel by Chloe Hooper