Saturday 24 September 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: Life Class by Gilli Allan

Four people hide secrets from the world and themselves. Dory is disillusioned by men and relationships, having seen the damage sex can do. Fran deals with her mid-life crisis by pursuing an online flirtation which turns threatening. Stefan feels he is a failure and searches for self-validation through his art. Dominic is a lost boy, heading for self-destruction. 

They meet regularly at a life-drawing class, led by sculptor Stefan. They all want a life different from the one they have, but all have made mistakes they know they cannot escape. They must uncover the past – and the truths that come with it - before they can make sense of the present and navigate a new path into the future.

Life Class was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?


  1. I am absolutely thrilled to bits to have won the Chill with a Book award. Many thanks to Pauline Barclay for establishing this site, and for creating the award. And many thanks to the judges for their decision.

  2. Congratulations on the award, Gilli. Well deserved. I came across this news on book blogger Linda Hill's blog today.