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Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Plagued by guilt, paralyzed by shame, Jinx has spent the years since her mother's death alone, estranged from her husband, withdrawn from her son, and entrenched in a childhood home filled with fierce and violent memories. When Lemon, an old family friend, appears unbidden at the door, he seduces Jinx with a heady mix of powerful storytelling and tender care. What follows is a tense and passionate weekend, as the two join forces to unravel the tragedy that binds them. Jinx has long carried the burden of the past; now, she must relive her mother's last days, confront her grief head-on, and speak the truth as only she knows it.
Expertly woven and perfectly paced, A Cupboard Full of Coats is both a heartbreaking family drama and a riveting mystery, with a cast of characters who linger in the mind and the heart long after the last page has been turned.
I just couldn't wrap myself around this one. I did not get a good feeling about anyone in the story. It was interesting reading but just not my type of story.Published 18 days ago by D. Luzar
An impressive book about love, hate, jealousy, regret, and finally forgiveness.Jinx is the name of the main character. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S.L.Richards
A Cupboard Full of Coats, a debut novel by Yvvette Edwards, was a very different and tough audiobook to listen to. Read morePublished 3 months ago by My2Cents
I like the way characters are depicted, warts and all, even the very negative ones. It is well structured, with the reader wanting to find out what happened re the murder, and who... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jane Onslow
A well written novel. The characters were sad and needy. There was a sense of lostness as I read through the plot. Yvette Edwards should continue to write.Published 7 months ago by h carlyle church jr
A Cupboard Full of Coats tells an interesting story of survival. A daughter trying to survive her mother's death at the hands of an abusive lover. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eager Reader
Beautiful. The reason for novel-writing, and -reading. Not only entertains, but informs, and broadens perspective. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M
I didn’t really know what to expect from this title, but I dived right in because well it was the book we had to read for the club! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sista Girl BookClub
Was an excellent read. Very riveting was mysterious the whole way through. Was dyeing to know who actually killed the mother from the first chapter.Published 13 months ago by Donna Williams