The Cruelty of Lambs
Controversial themes are tackled, that challenge our preconceived perceptions of marital discord. And the power of music to heal is beautifully illustrated. A must read!
About The Cruelty of Lambs
Angelena Boden’s compelling debut novel tackles challenging themes, its psychological twists keeping you gripped to the very last page.
The career of acclaimed cellist, Iain Millar, is in tatters. Allegations of sexual harassment while teaching in a girls’ school have left him unemployable, and he soon spirals into depression.
Iain sees himself as a failure and falls into a dark place where his cello playing provides the only light. When fresh revelations appear to implicate Iain in the abuse of his ambitious wife, Una Carrington, the world is quick to decide his guilt. Iain’s precious antique cello then disappears, and even music is lost to him. Fergus O’Neal, a fellow string player, sets out to recover the missing instrument knowing it is Iain’s only hope of redemption …