Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Many thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me access to this book in exchange for an honest review.

Nutshell is one of those unique books that are both bizarre and clever at the same time. It tells the story of a plot against someone, a plot planned by the brother and wife of the victim. But it is the point of view which makes it so unusual. It is told through the eyes of the as-yet unborn baby of the wife, about 9 months into the pregnancy.

The view point is surprising, but the story itself, the plotting, is quite straightforward. Our hero,the baby, wants to stop the crime happening and then wants revenge on the plotters.

I think the characters are well written, and the idea clever. The writing is fantastic too, but I do think the story itself, the plot, needs some work. However, overall this book is excellent and I didn't want to put it down for a second!

Star rating: 4 from 5

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