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#MysteryMondays #LlandeiloLitFest review: “Significance” by Jo Mazelis

by on February 13, 2017


Jo Mazelis will be at the Llandeilo LitFest with a moonlight reading of her work.

shadow-cover-significanceOne of the perks of working for a Literature festival is the amount of reading you ‘have’ to do. I chose ‘Significance’ by Jo Mazelis when I scouted her for the event – I’m more comfortable with novels than short stories. Significance is Jo’s debut novel and won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015. There is a bit of a mystery about it, so it fits well on a Monday.

What I found was very atmospheric and most intriguing writing, prose that easily reels you into the story.
My addiction to the book was immediate despite a rather long lasting confusion as to where the story was actually heading.
Lucy starts a new life in France, a new identity to cover an awkward past. The beginning is particularly well done  with a chance encounter…

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