The Health of Strangers by Lesley Kelly #review @lkauthor @sandstonepress #20BooksOfSummer


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In The Health of Strangers Lesley Kelly returns once more to the darker side of Edinburgh. This is an Edinburgh living in fear following The Virus pandemic. The Virus is a mutant strain of the flu which has claimed the lives of over a million people in the UK alone. The Health Enforcement Team has responsibility for following up on anyone who has missed their monthly health checks. They are not popular, especially amongst those who think The Virus is some sort of government run conspiracy.

Now normally I wouldn’t say I enjoy dystopian novels but this must be just a little bit dystopian because I certainly did enjoy it! I think that part of the reason is that I could envisage this kind of scenario happening. We have all heard about the Ebola virus which killed so many in Africa, have been warned about the possible dangers of bird-flu…

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