My next foray into the world of genre and book bingo was ‘suspense’ and I chose The Many by Wyl Menmuir.
I didn’t realise it when I picked it but it was longlisted for the Man Booker prize. It’s a well written and unsettling story of an outsider in a fishing village who buys the house of a fisherman who has recently died. His presence and enquiries about the dead man upset the villagers who have not come to terms with their loss. And they know nothing about the outsider who is also coping with his own loss. It was compelling reading with an overriding feeling of unease and supressed grief.