MEC Reviews: In the Palm – Elna Holst


And now for something completely different – I had no idea what to expect and really enjoyed the way the story unfolded.

In the Palm is told from the perspective of a woman who washes up on a deserted island with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Obviously a doctor, she proceeds to cut off her infected hand (omigod … what a way to start the book) with only a couple of airplane bottles of booze to dull the pain. Sounds odd? Well that’s the first couple of pages … it gets odder and I loved the fact that I had no freaking clue what was going to happen next. As the reader, you are as bewildered and unsettled as the main character as things unfold – and by the end things fall into place and a satisfying conclusion.

This is a novella, so its short – but the story is pretty tight and the mystery of who the woman is and what unfolds keeps you glued to the pages.

Definitely recommend.



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