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Book Title: Tideline|
The author of the book: Penny Hancock
Date of issue: January 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9781849837682
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 953 KB
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Read full description of the books Tideline:Ugh, what the fuck did I just read?
This missed the mark on being a psychological thriller in a big way - it's basically borderline pedophilia fiction.
I just can't even with this shit.
I was so uncomfortable the entire time reading this. I'm still uncomfortable thinking about it to write this review.
A quick synopsis: Middle-aged Sonia - unhappily married with a grown daughter - plies 15-year-old Jez with drugged alcohol in order to make him compliant so she can hold him captive in her home, because he reminds her of her first real love, Seb, who died when they were teens and (view spoiler)[also happened to be her older brother (hide spoiler)].
So, you know...gross.
Sonia gave me the worst case of heeby-jeebies I've ever had. She. is. so. fucked. up.
I knew from reviews that this would be a messed up story - any time a woman kidnaps a teenage boy things are going to get creepy. But I thought it would be a little more suspense or thrills, disturbing moments, maybe Sonia trying to escape discovery. Instead it's honestly just descriptions about an adult licking the stomach of a child, sucking his fingers, touching his....
...and when Sonia has to be around other adults, she spends all her time fantasizing, in detail, about sexually assaulting that kidnapped child again as soon as she can get back to him.
It's just so many shades of wrong, wrong, WRONG.
Listen, I'm no prude. Furthest thing from it. I love novels that go there and don't beat around the bush. And that is one thing that I have said in my reviews of Chevy Stevens, someone this book is compared to. UM, NO. Chevy Stevens is one thing. But this...this was a totally different, disgusting, fucked up thing.
Have you ever gotten sucked in by a news story about a teacher that has slept with a student? Have you ever wondered what that woman was thinking and how she convinced herself that fucking a child was an ok thing to do? Then this is the book for you.
But it was not the book for me.
Read information about the authorPenny grew up in South East London and then did an English degree in Newcastle Upon Tyne. For several years she taught English as a foreign language in Italy, Greece and Morocco. She then took a PGCE, got a job as a Primary school teacher in an inner city London school, and moved into her partner Andy’s short-life house in East London, which is now part of the hardcore under the M11 that links their new home in Cambridge with her birth place in Greenwich!
While bringing up their three children, she continued to teach in primary schools, taught English to asylum seekers, and ran adult education classes in writing. She also wrote articles for various papers (The Independent, The Guardian, The Times Ed, The Sunday Express magazine, and Child Education, amongst others) specialising in family and education. Penny has also written readers for English language learners for Cambridge University Press, and a Primary English course for children published by Longmans. It was an Arvon writing course and an MA in creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University that encouraged her to complete her first novel.
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