Kitchen Canary by Joanne Parsons
Publisher: Joanne Parsons (April 2017)
159 pages, eBook (provided by Publisher for review)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Content Note: Includes Swearing , Violence, and Sexual Situations
This is the tale of a young reluctant immigrant, sent overseas to work as a domestic servant in order to send money back to her family in Ireland. We follow Katie on her harrowing voyage across the sea and her experiences as a badly treated domestic servant. This is a depressing, albeit realistic and clearly well researched story, that held my interest. I only wish the prose had flowed a bit more smoothly—there was something stilted and choppy about the delivery, but not so much as to be a real annoyance. I found the characters interesting, and I liked that even the bad characters were given a backstory that to some degree made their actions make sense. Interesting read!