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The Actuality Reviews

The Actuality by Paul Braddon

The Actuality

Paul Braddon

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Imprint: Sandstone Press Ltd
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Publication date: 18 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781913207168

Evie is a near-perfect bioengineered human. In a broken-down future England where her kind has been outlawed, her 'husband' Matthew keeps her hidden. When her existence is revealed, she must take her chances on the dark and hostile streets.

4 stars out of 5
Simon Ings
15 Mar 2021

"The effect is mesmerising "

When her keeper/husband is murdered in a botched police raid Evie, unprepared as she is, must flee his Thames-side eyrie and run the gamut of a derelict and brutalised home counties. On the run with Daniels, her husband’s gardener, she discovers that she is a prize well worth killing for. But what makes her so valuable? What makes her so dangerous? And why is her twin David being kept as an exhibit at the Hawking Museum in Cambridge? Written with flair and humanity, The Actuality catches the tenor of a mind similar to but nonetheless very different from our own.