Book reviews

“This is how it ends” by Eva Dolan

Nice, honest review


This is how it begins.
With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers.
With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly.
With a body hidden in a lift shaft.
But how will it end?

Ella Riordan is a twenty-something PhD student, blogger, and social activist. She is the daughter of a policeman and went to police college herself, only to be bullied out of the course. Ella is a perfectionist and suffers the pressures which she puts on herself. She wants to change the world… Now she lives in South London and protests the gentrification that is going on there. She is also working on her thesis and is interviewing people affected by the gentrification process. After a particularly brutal protest, Ella meets the older Molly who is a veteran of the social protest movement. They become friends and Molly opens…

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