Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan

fiction contemporary literary
funny fast-paced

352 pages | first published 2021

Stuck in a dead-end job, broken-hearted, broke and estranged from her best friend; Violet's life is nothing like she thought it would be. She wants more - better friends, better sex, a better job - and she wants it now.

So, when Lottie - who looks like the woman Violet wants to be when she grows up - offers Violet the chance to join her exciting start-up, she bites. Only it soon becomes clear that Lottie and her husband Simon are not only inviting Violet into their company, they are also inviting her into their lives.

Seduced by their townhouse, their expensive candles and their Friday-night sex parties, Violet cannot tear herself away from Lottie, Simon or their friends. But is this really the more Violet yearns for? Will it grant her the satisfaction she is so desperately seeking?

Insatiable is about women and desire - lust, longing and the need to be loved. It is a story about being unable to tell whether you are running towards your future or simply running away from your past. The result is at once tender and sad, funny and hopeful.

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Moods

dark 48%
emotional 44%
funny 44%
adventurous 27%
sad 27%
challenging 24%
lighthearted 24%
reflective 17%
tense 13%
hopeful 10%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 48%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.26