His Bloody Project by Graeme MacRae Burnet

This is a very good read. Clever, stylish and convincing. It won the Booker Prize in 2016.

It is the story of young man in the remote Highlands of Scotland who commits a triple murder. The novel is constructed as if drawing on published documents, such as trial proceedings. The brilliance of the author is reflected in the way he sustains several narrative voices, and summons up dark questions like: what damage is wrought on individuals by repression of emotion and sexuality? How misguided can professional expertise become? And how can we ever know the human heart?

A superb novel.

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