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The Private Sector by Leigh M. Lane
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In a world where everything is privatised – including the police and fire brigade – it becomes more and more difficult to just survive the day to day. When Dianne discovers that her job as an artist has been rendered obsolete by the newest craze in the wealthier society, her life begins to fall apart with one thing after another going wrong.
Intertwining Dianne’s story with that of her serum junkie sister, Jenny, it’s difficult to see just how far someone can fall within this privatised society. How far they will go just to get a fix. When Jenny finally hits rock bottom and finds herself running around on a rich estate’s garden, she’s surprised when she’s taken in and looked after by the young man who owns it. But Alex has his own hidden agendas that Jenny isn’t aware of.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the way Lane effortlessly weaved four separate points of view together to create the intertwined story that revolved around Dianne and her family. There’s some heart-breaking moments nearer the end and I couldn’t help but feel for Dianne as everything seems to crumble around her.
A great story about how awful the world could turn if everything was to go into the private sector and people had extortionate fees to pay for the simplest of things that we take for granted just now – like the police. An interesting insight into the psyche of an addict as well as that of a political fanatic too, there’s a diverse cast to this story.
A well-written, interesting story on a political turn in society that is a scary insight into how easily our world could turn.
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June 1, 2015 – Started Reading
June 1, 2015 – Shelved
June 1, 2015 – Finished Reading

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