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The Killing Jar In her stunning debut, Nicola Monaghan lays bare the gritty underbelly of life in Nottingham, England Very early on, Kerrie Ann begins to dream of the world beyond the rough council estate where she lives Her father is nowhere to be found, her mother is a junkie, and she is left to care for her little brother Clever, brave, and frighteningly independent, Kerrie Ann has an unbreakable will to survive She befriends her eccentric, elderly neighbor, who teaches her about butterflies, the , and life outside of her tough neighborhood But even as Kerrie Ann dreams of a better life she becomes further entangled in the cycles of violence and drugs that rule the estate Brilliant, brutal, and tender, The Killing Jar introduces a brave new voice in fiction Nicola Monaghan s devastating prose tells an unforgettable story of violence, love, and hope


10 thoughts on “The Killing Jar

  1. says:

    Just look at this cover It has a pretty girl and a butterfly I wonder what this book might be about As it turns out it s about drugs, sex, violence, murders, abortions, prostitution and suicides Aw, that s cute The only thing missing are ponies.This is how the narrator describes the birth of her little brother I shrugged Mam d always slept a lot and I d never thought much of it I looked


  2. says:

    This story is gritty, painfully realistic, sad, uncompromising and hard hitting.It is the story of Kerrie Ann Hill, a young girl forced to survive in a world dominated by drugs from the day she was born.It is set on a housing estate in Nottingham, England She lives with her mother and brother to start with and she tells her tale shedding and adding people as we go along.This is written i


  3. says:

    Wow Addictive intended reading This is a gripping story about addiction to drugs, live as an addict and a dealer And about escape Impressive


  4. says:

    This is the most outstanding book I ve read in a long time I give it 6 out of 5 A stunning piece of work,so as it s a first novel Obviously a gifted and intelligent writer.The story is terrible in the truest sense Original in Nottingham accent from page 1 to the end, the story is steeped in authenticity, horrific as it is The events steer inevitably towards a crescendo of fear.Having said


  5. says:

    I won t rate this book, as I wrote it myself so might be a little bit biased However, since you are allowed to review your own book on Goodreads, I thought I d say a few words I started this book in the middle of my MA studies at Nottingham Trent University I d lived away from my home city for about a decade, and just moved back It made me see the city in a new light as both an insider and


  6. says:

    This stunning, darkly disturbing novel gripped me from the opening page, with its strong voice and its fully realised world I was changed by reading it, I can t stop thinking about it, and if this is not the mark of a great book, I don t know what is.


  7. says:

    Absolutely brilliant bleak as hell but worth it At last an English female writer with a real edge.


  8. says:

    4.0 I liked this book at lot It was hard hitting, disturbing, in a horrible society but had uplifting tones to it.Kerri Anne is a girl who grows up in a drug fueled society where drugs affected every facet of her life from the earliest age Drugs, rape, violence and murder are the norm Kerrie Anne is abused by the environment and also inflicts abuse on others Aspects of her though have merit an


  9. says:

    Once you ve read far enough into this book not to notice that it s written Irish like , you won t be able to put it down In fact, I was even wondering whether Kerrie Ann or Kez actually lived and had this extremely tragic life Fortunately the cover insert tells you that Monaghan is a college graduate, i.e not someone that s high on E and living with a junkie for a boyfriend which in a pupae is


  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A wonderful read that sits in both the tradition of Welsh and Kelman, yet anticipates such fictions as Rowling s 2012 novel, The Casual Vacancy It s depiction of chav existence is merged with the aspirational societies which has underpinned the refiguration of class in Britain since the late 1970s.It follows Kez for


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