The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill – Part One

We discuss chapters 1-11 of Sulari Gentill’s ‘The Woman in the Library’, her second standalone metafictional crime extravaganza. Australian author Hannah Tigone is writing her next bestseller novel, about Winifred ‘Freddie’ Kincaid writing her debut novel, about another writer writing their debut novel. We follow Hannah’s drafts, and the accompanying emails from an enthusiastic fan, Leo, who has volunteered himself to help Hannah make his home town of Boston more realistic. Freddie’s world has four writers who meet after a blood-curdling shriek is let out in the Boston Public Library, and they become fast friends as they attempt to solve the ensuing mysteries as it seems the suspicions of the police close in on them.
Herds is in the hotseat, and all professional neutrality is out the window, as two Sulari Gentill fanboys ignore all the warning signs that Leo’s insufferability reflects poorly on them.
Thanks to Ultimo Press for early copies of the book.
Check out Part Two and Part Three!

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