Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona’s flat and disappears.
Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona’s mundane existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona had been working as a prostitute. Driven to discover the truth, Fiona embarks on an obsessive quest to investigate the sex industry. As she is drawn into a complex world, Fiona makes shocking discoveries that challenge everything she believed, and will ultimately change her life forever.
Bittersweet, sensual and rich, Fishnet takes a clear-eyed, meticulously researched, controversial look at the sex industry and the lives of sex workers, questioning our perception of contemporary femininity.
Kirstin Innes enters the author world with a bang with her debut novel, Fishnet.
You can tell that Kirstin has done her homework for the book, it’s detailed, gritty and will leave you wide eyed at the inside look at the sex industry and it’s works.
This book is very different from what I’m used to reading. The topic and the way in which the book was written took some getting used too, and I did get a little lost a few times (I had to go back a page to get back on track).
I enjoyed how Kirstin didn’t shy away from the the details that went on in Rona’s life, as a reader we needed to know the ins and outs of her work. As for Rona’s family, you’re heart breaks for them not having closure, going over every detail time and time again must be hard for a family and it shows.
A hard hitting read which will have you hugging your loved ones that much more.
Many thanks to Black and White Publishing for the advanced copy (it’s now on its way to be catalogued for my village library) and to Kirstin Innes for writing such a hard hitting novel.