Fire Child by Sally Emerson
Category Literary and Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Fiction, Thriller
About Fire Child
Fire Child’s dark heroine is the young Tessa, who from the age of 12 uses the power of her smile to seduce men, with damaging and dramatic consequences. The novel interplays her chilling and funny diaries with those of Martin Sherman, a dangerous young man who likes to play with fire. We know that when they meet, all hell (possibly literally) will break loose. Meanwhile he stacks shelves at a supermarket, she works at a nearby estate agent’s. Both are hiding, leading deliberately dull lives in north London, afraid of what they have already done and what they are capable of. But when they meet, everything changes. Their union is devastating. Hypnotic, vivid and unputdownable, Sally Emerson’s blazing love story throbs with lust and black humour.