The Tenderness of Wolves – a review
Maxine Clarke’s review of Stef Penney’s The Tenderness of Wolves, this years winner of the Costa First Novel Prize, is on the Euro-Crime site.
(The phrase), “the sickness of long thinking”, is the key to this wonderful book. The story turns into a book of journeys by most of the characters, and by these journeys we come to know their true natures. Several, but not all, of the mysteries, old and new, are eventually solved, and several of the characters come to know themselves and their families more deeply.