Title: In at the Deep End
Author: Kate Davies
Publisher: The Borough Press
Until recently, Julia hadn’t had sex in three years.
• a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis;
• a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art;
• and she’s wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist.
Julia’s about to learn that she’s been looking for love – and satisfaction – in all the wrong places…
Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent.
In at the Deep End is a brilliantly funny and honest read, and a book that not only makes a nice change from the many crime/ thriller novels I read, but also is so great that I will be buying copies for all of my friends.
This novel has lots of situations I can relate to, or I’ve heard discussed by people I know, so for a lot of it I smiled as I read main character Julia’s thoughts and experiences, and really identified with her as a late twenties woman.
Julia realizes that she’s gay and Kate Davies writes so fantastically that I felt like I was experiencing everything with her, through her eyes. It made me laugh at countless points, and most importantly it made me really care about Julia and what might happen to her as well as being entertaining to read. It’s also very crude at times, which just made me love this novel – and Julia – even more. Frank and funny are two excellent indicators of a brilliant book!
In at the Deep End is a fun, straight-talking and entertaining read with some brilliant characters. It’s easily a five-star read for me and I’ll definitely be reading more from Kate Davies in the future!
Many thanks to The Borough Press for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.
In at the Deep End is out on 21st February.