A startling debut about
the extraordinary end of a marriage and its very strange aftermath.
Meet Lizzie Prain. She is an ordinary housewife and
lives with her lovely dog and her husband, who is a bit of a difficult fellow,
in a quiet cottage in British country side. She’s a wonderful cook. She enjoys
her garden. And, occasionally, she makes cakes for the village parties.
No one has seen Lizzie’s husband, Jacob, for a few
days. That’s because last Monday and Lizzie snapped and cracked him on the head
with her garden shovel. No one quite misses Jacob though, and Lizzie surely
didn’t kill him on purpose. And now that she has the chance to live beyond his
shadow, she won’t neglect her good fortune. Over the course of the following
month, with a body to get rid of and few fail-proof options at hand, Lizzie
will channel her most practical instincts and do what she does best: she’ll
cook Jacob, and she’ll eat him. But when Lizzie inadvertently befriends an
isolated misfit, she will be tested: Will Lizzie turn to this new person for
solace and abandon her desperate plan or will her new friend be an unwitting
accessory to her crime?
Dark, unexpectedly funny, and achingly human, Season
to Taste is a deliciously subversive treat. In Lizzie Prain, Natalie Young
has created one of the most remarkable and surprising heroines in fiction. Download and start listening now!