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Studies in vulnerability: A Shock, by Keith Ridgway, reviewed

10 July 2021

9:00 AM

10 July 2021

9:00 AM

A Shock Keith Ridgway

Picador, pp.288, 16.99

Keith Ridgway’s seventh book is a sultry, steamy shock of a novel, not least because nine years ago, despite the critical success of Hawthorn & Child, he retired from writing, telling his publishers he was done with making up stories. He also stopped reading — although only for a year, lured back by the likes of Muriel Spark and Georges Simenon’s Maigret series.

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