Saturday, 10 December 2016

Living With the Leopard

Living With the Leopard is the latest novel from author Maggie Allder.

It is the follow on novel to Courting Rendition.

It relates the story of a young and recently wed couple, Tom ands Carrie.

They look to have a bright future ahead of them, despite the fact that they are both members of a religious sect that a concerned government has determined is "extremist."

They are inhabitants of a somewhat stable community so they are, to an extent, protected from the problems caused by poverty and discrimination in the outside world.

But when they are invited to become activists, they become targets of surveillance by the government.

They rapidly find themselves targeted by the Anti-Terrorists Task Force (the ATTF) and are bewildered by the changes in their once settled and ordered lives.

They find themselves involved with a group that organises an escape route to assist dissidents to escape the clutches of the government.

They even find themselves offering shelter to a person who is wanted by the government.

When Carrie falls into ill health they find that their benefits are revoked and they eventually come to realise that they are no longer able to know who, within their community, is trustworthy or not.

They find their religious faith and even their marriage is at risk and they conclude that their own escape is now the only valid option. But who can they trust?

Can they make one last, desperate gamble to achieve their freedom together?

This is an interesting and thought-provoking novel and will make an excellent Christmas present for the lover of cerebral fiction.

It is published by Matador at £7.99 and is available from our very own shop which you will find here >>> https://goo.gl/m5aVoo.

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