The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald #BookReview
‘As elegant and witty as it is disturbing.’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘Scary and stylish slice of urban noir’ – Boyd Tonkin, Independent
‘Brilliant, shocking and unputdownable’ – Sydney Morning Herald
Bronny, a young Australian, finds herself down and out in London. She’s a sweet girl who has spent her teenage years in a fearful, cautious bubble. She’s never taken drugs, had sex or killed anyone. Within six weeks she’s done all three. A group of backpackers break into an abandoned London townhouse seeking a rent-free life of debauchery. They don’t realise someone’s already there: a terrified woman bound and gagged in the basement.
The interesting book I picked up recently, The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald, an Australian living in Scotland now. Short and easy to go through with a lot of interesting elements. It definitely gives you another taste of life in London. That was for me something that I wasn’t expecting.
It is a bit weird to think how easily one can go astray and change one’s life. Not necessarily for the better, I would say. No matter how fun and carefree it might be.
It’s a story of a young woman who had no experience of real life whatsoever. And she somehow has the courage to go ahead and try life on her own. A shocking world she faces and shocking decisions she makes. Interesting.
Let me know what you think of it and if you guys like it.