My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell


Bookseller Review by Rowena:

“A bold and brilliant debut novel dealing with a number of heavy issues in such a real, thought provoking, and readable way. Kate expertly portrays the vulnerability of young Vanessa and her struggles in later life accepting that she was ‘victim’ of sexual abuse at the age of only 15.

Although this book doesn’t hide it’s content, I do think it could be triggering for some due to the difficult and raw subject matter.”

Grace’s Bookshelf of Dreams:

“This book, I found it completely addictive. Incredibly compelling without being insensitive to the trauma the main character faces. Insightful, and so reminiscent of how it felt to be 15, on the outer edges of emotion, without being patronising. A one of a kind for it’s emotional depth.

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An instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller


‘A package of dynamite’ Stephen King

‘Powerful, compulsive, brilliant’ Marian Keyes

An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher

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