Bonnie Sparks at Bookish Ardour has posted a great review for Origin, giving it a resounding five stars. And it’s nice to have a female perspective on the novel: “I found myself sympathising for Mick,” she writes. “I found myself being appalled by his behaviour and sad when he gave into his urges. I found myself wanting Mick to get away with murder and at the same time I desperately wanted him to stop. Mick gets under your skin.” I want people to be conflicted and confronted by this novel, and hopefully this points to some success.

I particularly like her summation that “I couldn’t help loving the guy by the end of the story, while being aghast. […] His actions are grisly, his manner is cold, but I loved him as a character.” I couldn’t ask for better.


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