A dark and uproarious tale of revenge.
Ten years have passed since Muriel Axon did her ma in, ten years of living in a mental asylum. But Muriel has not forgotten her welfare worker, Isabel, or her neighbor, Colin. Nor has she forgiven. There are still scores to be settled-and vengeance to be wreaked. In a novel that is wildly funny and daringly wicked, Mantel brings the full force of her black humor to bear on a cast of characters that is by turns wacky and malevolent. As Muriel dons disguises to get back at the world that imprisoned her, we follow a trail that is wonderfully macabre with enough twists and turns to qualify this book as a thriller.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing
Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel - very Good I really shouldn't put off writing down my thoughts on the books I read, it's been almost a month since I read this and I've read another 4 and a half ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ten_floors_up - LibraryThing
I came to read this without any inkling the characters continued an earlier story by the author - nor did I find out until I'd finished it. An 80s period piece, with the occasional hint of themes the author revisited later in "Beyond Black". Read full review