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Sweetness and Light

Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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India, monsoon season. Connor, an Australian expat with a brutal past, spends his time running low-stakes scams on tourists in a sleepy beachside town. Sasha, an American in search of spiritual guidance, heads to an isolated ashram in the hope of mending a broken heart.

When one of Connor's grifts goes horribly wrong, it sets in motion a chain of events that brings the two lost souls together - and as they try to navigate a world of gangsters, gurus and secret agendas, they begin to realise that within the ashram's utopian community, something is deeply, deeply wrong.

Racing from the beaches of Goa to the streets of Delhi to the jungles of Tamil Nadu, Sweetness and Light is an intoxicating, unsettling story of the battle between light and dark, love and lust, morality and corruption. This is an explosive and unforgettable novel that confirms Liam Pieper's place as one of Australia's finest, sharpest writers.

©2020 Liam Pieper (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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Well written. It’s an easy read. Good story line.
Not the book to read if you’re looking to feel good about the world.

The narration is edited poorly - the change from one “part” of the book to the next is abrupt and ruins the flow. It would be easily fixed by adding a pause, and perhaps an announcement of the shift.

Thank goodness it is narrated by a female and male voice, so you realise the shift, but it would have been so easy to make it better.

The rest of the narration is good.