Chicken Feed by Minette Walters

‘Chicken Feed’ is a quick read provided by The Reading Agency for World Book Night that takes place on 23rd April and is designed to encourage reading. See @worldbooknight and facebook.com/worldbooknight. It was one of three books I received as a volunteer to give to my local University of the Third Age (U3A) group.

‘Chicken Feed’ is based on the true story of Norman Thorne who was hanged for the murder of Elsie Cameron, a disturbed young woman, in 1925. Norman maintained his innocence throughout.

Minette Walters is an established crime writer and has crafted a highly accessible narrative that would engage those not usually interested in reading. The plot is interesting and the characters convincing, although not terribly likeable!

in the spirit of World Book Night I will now be passing my copy onto someone else – and hopefully to someone who does not usually read but who might tackle an accessible book that can be read and enjoyed in a couple of hours.

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