The Casual Vacancy – J.K Rowling

The sudden death council member Barry Fairbrother is shocking for the small village of Pagford. His space on the town council intensifies several divisions in the community regarding the changing boundaries with the nearest large town, Yarvill, particularly regarding the local council estate, The Fields.

This novel was quite slow at first and nothing much really happens until the end, but as with all of Rowling’s writing her characterisations are strong. Not my favourite Rowling novel but a pleasant enough read.