What's The Casual Vacancy about?
The quiet village of Pagford is rocked when one of their councillors, Barry, suddenly drops dead - leaving behind a 'casual vacancy' on the council that needs an election to fill it.
goodtoknow says: This story touches on some of the most unpleasant aspects of life, with storylines of child abuse, rape, self-harm and death - all affecting the families of Pagford. By the end you'll find yourself supporting the most unexpected characters, and you're still learning about their pasts right until the end. If you love a bit of village gossip, you'll enjoy this book.
Publisher: Little Brown
Publish date: Out now
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