Lady of the Snakes by Rachel Paston

Octobers Book Club introduced us to  Lady of the Snakes by Rachel Paston, a cunning literary detective story. The novel is an unflinching and compassionate portrait of its heroine, a young woman struggling to manage the competing demands of marriage, motherhood and career. This book met with mixed reviews, nobody particularly liked any of the characters and quite often found them irritating, although sometimes its good to read with an annoying protagonist it can get a little dry after a while! We all felt like it could have done with some extra editing, or even a different ending altogether. Give it a try and let me know what you think.


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