Good Read: Practical Jean

Practical JeanPractical Jean by Trevor Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jean has a bit of a breakdown after caring for her dying mother over several months. She decides the kindest thing she can do for her friends is spare them the misery of growing old by murdering them, one by one. But before killing each one, she will create a beautiful experience for that friend, to usher her over the threshold in the kindest way possible.

Though this seems kind of unbelievable, Trevor is such a skilled writer that I swallowed the plot and characters hook, line and sinker. At some points, I was begging Jean to get some counselling, for God’s sake, and stop killing her friends. And then, a few pages later, I was worried the police were going to catch her before she could finish (what is wrong with me, I wondered).

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes their humour a little dark.

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