Book of the Week

A Lovely Way To Burn by Louise Welsh. Photo: PA Photo/John Murray
A Lovely Way To Burn by Louise Welsh. Photo: PA Photo/John Murray

A Lovely Way To Burn 
by Louise Welsh

Set in a London epidemic, Louise Welsh’s first psychological thriller in her Plague Times trilogy chronicles a state of desperation and fear as a virus sweeps across the capital.

Stevie Flint is a journalist-turned-shopping channel TV presenter who turns from a happy young woman to a determined detective, when her boyfriend Simon dies, but she is convinced it has nothing to do with the ferocious infection.

Throughout the novel, Welsh develops a fantastically written mystery which keeps you hanging on to every word. A must read.