Matt Haig - The Radleys

Monday, January 24, 2011

5. The Radleys by Matt Haig (2010)
Length: 366 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 14 January 2011
Finished: 24 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kristin at Free Press
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 December 2010
Why do I have it? I live quirky books and I love horror.

The Radleys are a normal dysfunctional English family. Peter is an overworked doctor, Helen is an unhappy housewife, Rowan and Clara are their teenaged children - Rowan is being bullied and Clara is an anemic recent vegan. The only secret that the Radleys have is a seventeen-year-old one that no one knows but themselves. Peter and Helen are vampires, trying to raise their children as normally as possible.

When Clara commits a shocking and oddly satisfying act of violence, she attracts the attention of the police, forcing her parents to shatter the shield of lies around their children. Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw off the police and in the process and cracks the Radleys idyllic marriage wide open.

I enjoyed this book very much and give it an A!

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often