by Jayne Cowie
Pub Date – 3/22/22
This was a very fascinating read!
The reviews were mixed which I don’t know why I look at reviews but I don’t think it’s man hating per se. Not too long ago women were the property of their fathers or husbands, they couldn’t vote, and they couldn’t do all sorts of things without their husbands signing for it.
It’s not a far stretch for it to be in this direction but the punishment for being outside your own house at curfew was very strict.
We didn’t even know who the murder victim was until the end and to be honest it could have been 1 of 4 women lol. They were all getting into something.
As violent as things are in our world resorting to a minority report type society were you punish everyone or restrict access to a certain group cause they are more likely to commit a certain crime is still not the way to go. But I swear there’s no solution. We aren’t more sensitive now we are just finally finding our voice. We are not pieces of ass that can be used and tossed out or whistled at or mistreated. Right it’s not every guy but it’s enough guys.
I will say there really wasn’t a example of a good guy in this book except maybe Billy since they were all pretty much under house arrest and feeling oppressed but that one guy… Yikes.
Totally wasn’t expecting that ending but I didn’t like what caused that outcome to begin with. There was no consideration for the other party and they shouldn’t have killed them but that was a huge decision made alone without any discussion.
BTW you can still work 50+ hours a week and still be a Mom I’m doing it now. It’s a struggle but I’m surviving.
Thank you Berkley and Net Galley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
Think The Handmaid’s Tale but with the women in charge, set in a world where all men are electronically tagged and placed under strict curfew, and the murder investigation threatening to undo it all.
Imagine a near-future Britain in which women dominate workplaces, public spaces, and government. Where the gender pay gap no longer exists and motherhood opens doors instead of closing them. Where women are no longer afraid to walk home alone, to cross a dark parking lot, or to catch the last train.
Where all men are electronically tagged and not allowed out after 7 p.m.
But the curfew hasn’t made life easy for all women. Sarah is a single mother who happily rebuilt her life after her husband, Greg, was sent to prison for breaking curfew. Now he’s about to be released, and Sarah isn’t expecting a happy reunion, given that she’s the reason he was sent there.
Her teenage daughter, Cass, hates living in a world that restricts boys like her best friend, Billy. Billy would never hurt anyone, and she’s determined to prove it. Somehow.
Helen is a teacher at the local school. Secretly desperate for a baby, she’s applied for a cohab certificate with her boyfriend, Tom, and is terrified that they won’t get it. The last thing she wants is to have a baby on her own.
These women don’t know it yet, but one of them is about to be violently murdered. Evidence will suggest that she died late at night and that she knew her attacker. It couldn’t have been a man because a CURFEW tag is a solid alibi.