Saturday, 30 January 2016

Judith Wants to be Your Friend

Judith Wants to be Your Friend is the début novel by Annie Weir.

Judith Dillon is 36. Somehow, she has yet to work out what she wants to do with her life.

She has failed to find her own way in the world, and can't quite work out what her place in society is.

She has problems in establishing relationships and can't seem to maintain them. She seems to have special difficulties with relationships with women.

And then Judith becomes attracted to Joanna.

Judith decides to follow Joanna, she tracks her down, learns more about her and her family and, eventually, manages to work her way into Joanna's family.

Judith attaches herself to Joanna and her family over one Christmas period.

All seems to be going well, until Joanna's mother takes a little more drink than might be wise for her and starts asking questions of Judith. Questions that are about her past life, questions that might prove to be somewhat awkward to answer.

Eventually Judith's past life begins to catch up with her.

This is an edgy, mysterious novel. It is published by Matador at £8.99 and is available from the That's Books Book Shop, which is to the right hand side of this review.

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