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Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald

Worst Case Scenario

Helen Fitzgerald

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Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Orenda Books
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication date: 16 May 2019
ISBN: 9781912374694

A heart-pounding, relentless and chilling psychological thriller, rich with deliciously dark and unapologetic humour,

4 stars out of 5
17 May 2019

"This is a furious, frenetic read that will have you blushing, squirming and laughing but also reflecting on the fine line between normality and the worst case scenario"

Worst Case Scenario is a brilliant study of what happens when the boundary between your professional persona and your real self breaks down. Suddenly all the anger and exasperation and gallows humour which someone in Mary’s role should keep to herself and a few trusted colleagues is on (very) public view. Helen FitzGerald takes a wry look at many contemporary issues, particularly gender wars and social media pile-ons as the men’s rights activists are confronted by #MeToo protestors – with Mary somehow managing to get on the wrong side of both...

Most of all, many women – and men – will applaud a novel that gives such a frank and visceral account of life with the menopause. She is struggling, she is out of control but perhaps it is that very disinhibition that gives Mary her terrible power. This is a furious, frenetic read that will have you blushing, squirming and laughing but also reflecting on the fine line between normality and the worst case scenario.

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