Looking for a complex read? Look no further than The Girl Below by Bianca Zander. This one will surely get your wheels spinning. Here is the scoop...
After ten years in New Zealand, Suki returns to London, to a city that won't let her in. However, a chance visit with Peggy—an old family friend who still lives in the building where she grew up—convinces Suki that there is a way to reconnect with the life she left behind a decade earlier. But the more involved she becomes with Peggy's dysfunctional family, including Peggy's wayward sixteen-year-old grandson, the more Suki finds herself mysteriously slipping back in time—to the night of a party her parents threw in their garden more than twenty years ago, when something happened in an old, long-unused air-raid shelter. . . .
A breathtaking whirlwind of mystery, transgression, and self-discovery, Bianca Zander's The Girl Below is a haunting tale of secrets, human frailty, and dark memory that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new literary talent.
This novel was haunting. Suki Piper is a many layered character who is, at times, a bit hard to like. She seems aimless and unambitious but ultimately that is what keeps you reading. The question is WHY is Suki Piper who she is. The story bounces back between present day and Suki's childhood throughout the book. I really enjoyed how Bianca Zander presented the story in this way because not only do I think it added further depth to Suki's tale but I think it kept me wanting to no more without offering up her history all in one full swoop. Zander has a gift with words that made this mystery/coming of age tale one I was reluctant to put down. I can't wait for her next work! Pick up this read today and let me know what you think.... I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is offering one lucky RBM reader a copy of The Girl Below. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway