Book review: Second Sight by Aoife Clifford

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Permalink

I very much enjoyed Australian author Aoife Clifford’s debut novel All These Perfect Strangers,┬áreleased in 2016.

Second Sight is a little different to the first book (in neither a good nor bad way). It feels very Australian and I adored the opening pages – Clifford’s vividly visceral descriptions and the easy way in which she gives us a strong sense of the small coastal town of Kinsale.

The sun pours through the glass and warms my bones to jelly. I wind down the window to take in the salted scent of my childhood: sea mixed with the crusty tang from the deep-fryers in the takeaway shops. It’s all sunscreen, tan lines, peeling skin and bad holiday traffic. p 2