“My mother killed my father when I was seven years old. Now thirty-nine years later she is dead too and I am an orphan”
I came to this book blind just knowing the title and I had heard people had enjoyed author Ruth Hogan’s first book The Keeper if Lost Things. I did not expect such an impactful first line from the cover of Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan. The cover is pale blue with lots of flowers 💐 The blurb on the back does not lead you to expect that first line.
The use of the word orphan is emotive. I’m not too sure of the quality of the writing from lack of capital letter for Mother and Father and no apostrophe in I’am.