Going Loco

Lynne Truss

Belinda Johansson is a woman frantic, overwhelmed by the demands of work and home. Having it all? Pah. Belinda doesn’t want any of it. Deep in research for her magnum opus – a definitive account of the doppelgänger in classic gothic fiction – she fails to notice the echoes of these ghoulish tales disturbingly close at hand. For not only is the cleaning lady taking over her life, but the identity of her husband, Stefan, is also in question. Is he a harmless geneticist from Sweden, or actually a cunning clone? Why is the cleaning lady’s previous employer having a breakdown, and what on earth has the rat circus got to do with any of this?

Reviews of Going Loco

  • ‘A classic comic novel, unashamed, exuberant, fiendishly clever, and a joy to read.‘ Daily Telegraph

    ‘“Going Loco” is wonderfully underplayed, unpredictable and unexpectedly sinister.’ Sunday Express

    ‘Sings with glittering prose… delicious.’ Time Out

    ‘A complex plot, chock-full of “characters”, slapstick and mystery… achieves laughs through real inventiveness.’ The Times