As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe’s wife allow her to remain?
Out of the three I've read from the shortlist so far, this is by far the strongest. I think this could win. I certainly hope it does.
Shortlist 06 - Umbrella - Will Self
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