Review: Season to Taste
Lizzie Prain decides she can’t take living with her husband any longer so she kills him. She doesn’t want to go to jail and decides she must dispose of the body, but how? It comes to her that she should cook him and eat him – after all, she is a great cook. Lizzie goes about it methodically.
In the meantime, Lizzie meets a new man. Will he discover what she’s up to?
I went into Season to Taste, by Natalie Young, with high hopes. I knew it was about a dark and disturbing subject but I thought it would be more metaphorical. Instead, some of the scenes are pretty graphic and stomach turning – they certainly took away my appetite.
I struggled with understanding Lizzie’s motivation for killing her husband so I never really related to her. I also found the pacing of Season to Taste to be on the slow side. In the end, the book was just okay for me. If you have a strong stomach and enjoy macabre tales, you might like this more than I did.