After reading a short story called The Bake Off by Susan Willis (in honour of The Great British Bake Off being back on TV) I thought I'd go for something completely different.
I noticed on Kindle that J K Rowling's novel The Casual Vacancy was only a few pounds so thought I'd give it a bash.
So far one person has died and everyone seems to be pleased about it..............................
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?