The Wind from the East by Almudena Grandes

The Wind from the East

Almudena Grandes

I warmed to these people immediately - surely their past lives couldn't be so dreadful? Their complex stories and dark secrets held me spellbound.

Extract

And yet, as September wore on, Sara began to see the Olmedos in a different light, possibly suspecting that they all - both she and her neighbours - were destined to live side by side like the only survivors of a shipwreck, tossed onto the beach of a desert island by a capricious sea.

Parallels
  • After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
  • The Hours of the Night by Sue Gee
  • Ages of Lulu by Almudena Grandes