Sarah Waters
Now you know why you are drawn to me - why your flesh comes creeping to mine, and what it comes for. Let it creep.From the dark heart of a Victorian prison, disgraced spiritualist Selina Dawes weaves an enigmatic spell. Is she a fraud, or a prodigy? By the time it all begins to matter, you’ll find yourself desperately wanting to believe in magic.


Reviewed: 2019-05-25



I’ve read a few of Waters novels and have mixed feelings about them. I love some things about her books and have found other books boring. She’s hard to rate. I loved her novel, The Little Strangers but loved the TV version of Tipping the Velvet much more than the book. I found Affinity excellent at times but quite boring at times. It falls in the middle for me. I loved the atmosphere of the book, there’s a sense of unpleasantness and dread hanging over everything. The chapters alternate between Margaret and Selina and this works really well. At times, though, the prose was dense and dragged a bit.


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