Book Title : Leopard at the Door
Book Author : Jennifer McVeigh
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Publication Date : July 13th 2017
Are you a fan of Historical Fiction?
Whether your answer is a yes or no, you should definitely visit your nearest local bookstore and get yourself a copy of Leopard at the Door.
Set in the 1050’s, Eighteen year old, British Rachel Fullsmith, returned back, after six years, to her home in Kenya expecting her life to be pretty much the same. She soon discovers that a lot had changed and gets caught up in the political drift that involved the secret Mau Mau group, rebelling against the European Colonial living there.
I literally couldn’t put the book down!! Even though I was surrounded by family and kids, I managed to finish it in a day as I was totally captivated by it and I just had to know how it ended.
Jennifer’s writing style was very impressive which made the story easy to follow with all those rich descriptions and the mind–blowing events that had me gripping the edge of my bed till my hands bled. I was purely drawn to the characters, their emotions as it was so vividly described.
Aside from an informative Kenyan history, this book touches subjects about racism, prejudice, injustice and much more. It’s also a book about self-discovery, family relationships and love.
I would, without hesitation, totally recommend it as it was truly a book that leaves an impact on you.
Thanks to @penguinUkbooks for this book, which was given in an exchange for an honest review.