i received a copy of daughters of eve from allen & unwin nz in exchange for an honest review.
daughters of eve review
this book isn’t suitable for a younger audience, and i advise caution if you’re sensitive towards rape and other violence against women.
i loved this book. i really did.
someone going around and murdering rapists and abusers who managed to get away with their crimes? sign me up!
now, i get that we aren’t supposed to support the villain in this way, but how often do you read a book where you agree with the “bad guy”? it’s not very common. i found it refreshing and an interesting take. while i don’t condone violence, i couldn’t help but appreciate that these monsters got what they deserved. sometimes the law fails to protect those in need. (admittedly, it wasn’t the right way to go about it, but it’s fictional so we can be a little lenient).
daughters of eve was a fast paced read from start to finish. the author didn’t skimp on details, making some scenes difficult to read (with regards to the sexual assault towards young children).
the plot twist at the end was very out of the blue for me. i didn’t suspect it until a few moments before the reveal. i loved how it played out.
i particularly liked how the characters were complex and interesting. certain stereotypes were used initially to introduce characters, which were then turned backwards. no one was what i was expecting. (except emilia’s boss. he as a creep and a bad employer).
overall, this book is a sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat type of read. i couldn’t recommend it enough.