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Who are we if not our past?
Plagued by a troubled upbringing, Paul McAdam is unconcerned when he wakes to find a mysterious woman in his bed. With no recollection as from where she came, Cat Taylor worms her way into his life and eventually moves into his Edinburgh flat. This arrangement suits Paul quite well — until he meets Anita Fairfax. Wishing to marry, Paul tells Cat she has to go … something she does not do easily.
Then Cat is found dead in Paul’s apartment. Despite little evidence, the police suspect him of murder. Anita willingly stands by her new husband, but doubt creeps in as his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent …
Told through alternating perspectives, Repent at Leisure is a masterfully written and engrossing psychological thriller.
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I read Repent at Leisure because the work sounded interesting to me. I had no idea what I was in store for, and in no way regret this purchase. The novel begins immediately, and continues at a very good pace throughout. I do not believe in spoilers, and so will not reveal the whole plot to you. I found the work very interesting from the beginning, as the story is told from the first person, through the mind of its lead character, Paul. What is interesting is that the book is actually told through two perspectives, changing between Paul and Anita. It is brilliantly handled and added such depth to the story. The sections are clearly marked, so there is no confusion. The two characters are so authentic, from the hot tempered Paul to the innocent and trusting Anita. They are masterfully written, so that what begins as a murder mystery moves into a psychological drama. The plot was astounding in its simplicity and realism. I moved through many emotions with both characters, ready to commit to one idea before being presented with another view point to combat it. I have sympathy for Anita until I hear Paul speak again, then my heart yearns for his own happiness. Both main leads have such depth to them, especially Paul, and through their lives you travel on an emotional rollercoaster that had me turning the pages rapidly to see how the work would conclude. There is such stark realism presented in the ‘no fluff and flutter’ display of harsh reality, that I felt my nerves reacting on occasion.
Stevie Turner is a masterful writer who draws the reader into her work and forces them to march along the path of dereliction. I was amazed by this work, certainly glad I read it, and will most certainly read this author again.