The Eye of the Beholder: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Orford, Margie
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Canongate Books
Published: September 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.66in x 5.67in x 1.22in
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From The Publisher*

When danger lies in the eye of the beholder, what happens when you reject its pull?

Cora carries secrets her daughter can't know.
Freya is frightened by what her mother leaves unsaid.
Angel will only bury the past if it means putting her abusers into the ground.

One act of violence sets the three women on a collision course, each desperate to find the truth. In a nail-biting thriller set between the scorched red soil of South Africa, the pitiless snowfields of Canada and the chilly lochsides of western Scotland, each woman must contend with the spectres of male violence, sexual abuse and the choices we each make to keep our souls.

Review Quote*A tale of love and abuse that is as powerful as it is elegant - and it grips like a vice, too
Review Quote*Subtle, chilling to the bone and very contemporary. Margie Orford has a quietly understated, beautiful literary style
Review Quote*Orford truly understands the transformative power of violence for those who survive it and those who visit it upon others. It gives her writing visceral power
Review Quote*The acclaimed 'Queen of Crime fiction' in South Africa takes a further step into the dark. The result is as compelling as it is frightening and deeply thought provoking. The Eye of the Beholder is sure to play a key role in the ongoing debate about what women and men are, and can be, for each other in these violent times
Review Quote*Utterly brilliant. Gorgeous, unflinching and a total surprise
Review Quote*Margie Orford invented the genre and mastered it
Review Quote*A hard-hitting, affecting novel about women who refuse to allow men off the hook
Review Quote*Praise for Margie Orford: Margie Orford is a name you should commit to memory
Review Quote*Wonderfully crafted and fully engrossing