The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald #BookReview

The Devil's Staircase book cover

‘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 Devil's Staircase book cover

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.

Bis bald!



  1. Thanks for bringing my attention to Helen Fitzgerald and her book The Devil’s Staircase. I will certainly look it up.

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