What the bloggers are saying about bitter

Bitter on the beach: photograph by Ronnie Turner

'A visceral book that will storm your heart'

Ronnie Turner

Bitter is a story of a mother’s imperishable love for her son and her quest to bridge the trauma of the past with the hope of a better future. A beautiful, visceral book that will storm your heart! Full review


Bookish Chat
I loved this book. The writing is superb and the short, succinct chapters keep the momentum going. I recommend that you get yourself a copy and let Gilda into your heart! You won’t regret it. Full review.


Sandy's Book A Day Blog
I loved this read and resented every moment I had to put it down. Francesca Jakobi has written a gentle story with a palpable air of menace, a sinister undertone. Full review


Emma's Bookish Corner

Original, moving, slightly sinister and with a dash of dark humour – just my kinda read! Full review


Addiction to Fiction

I loved this book. Stories about ‘terrible’ mothers are hardly written about, and I found this to be such an honest read about a flawed woman trying to redeem herself. Reminiscent of the works of Jean Rhys, Zoe Heller, and Patricia Highsmith. Full review


The Quiet Knitter

This is without a doubt a wonderfully powerful read, one that gets the reader thinking and asking questions of themselves as well as of the characters.  The emotional pull of the story is one that will resonate with many people, at it’s heart, this is a story about relationships and their impacts.  It is an exceptional exploration of maternal relationships and the damage that can occur.  Full review


Anne Bonny Book Reviews

I felt captivated by Gilda. She is this book reading, whiskey drinking woman that loves to wallow in her own misery.
We can all be a Gilda, given Gilda’s personal history. Full review