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Book Review: Nothing to see here by Kevin Wilson

Nothing to see here is already out in hardback, huge thank you to Text Publishing for my copy – ahead of the paperback release today! (30th January)

Nothing to see here by Kevin Wilson

Genre: Fiction

BUG Rating: 3.5/5

Overall: Extremely unique book, which was both thought-provoking and included some humorist inner thoughts from the main character, Lillian. The premise of the story drew me in, I hadn’t heard of anything like it – I mean … self-combusting children?! and a (highly) dysfunctional family. I just had to read it. I enjoyed the book, it’s a really quick read (I read it in a day easily). The story development/ backstory were interesting, and some of the characters were obviously pretty complex. Would recommend if you are looking for a quick, quirky read.

This is weird, Madison. You want me to raise your husband’s fire children.

Plot:

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

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