Adam Gall reviews 'Berlin Syndrome' by Melanie Joosten

Berlin Syndrome

by Melanie Joosten

Scribe, $29.95 pb, 248 pp, 9781921844140

Melanie Joosten’s first novel, Berlin Syndrome,is a compelling literary thriller. Clare, an Australian travelling alone in Europe, meets a charming Berlin local, Andi. The novel centres on their relationship, which soon becomes something quite different from what either had intended.

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Adam Gall

Adam Gall

Adam Gall is a Sydney-based writer and critic. He has a PhD in gender and cultural studies, and teaches those subjects, from time to time, at the University of Sydney. He writes on Australian cinema, literature, and cultural politics and has an active interest in Latin American culture and cuisine. He can usually be found lurking on Australian political blogs, especially when he should be writing.

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