An honest sense of loneliness and hope

Killing Hapless Ally, by Anna Vaught, reviewed by Rachael Mellor.

For a book that struggles at first to find its feet, it does manage to make an impression – something one would want from good literature.

We are introduced to Ally, and her alter-persona Hapless Ally. At first a loveable caricature, who came into existence as a crutch for a troubled little girl, she soon becomes her own problematic self, as we see Ally grappling with her continued existence. Perhaps it is time to kill Hapless Ally.

Throughout the book, the reader is hopeful for


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