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Read Hench

Read Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking be…

Good commentary on gig work, justice, and policing. Enjoyed seeing the main character thrive when she landed in a situation that provided good health care, housing, support and empowerment. The climax was horrifying but fitting. The ending was not what I expected, but it worked (and hopefully there is a sequel to explore how her and her boss’s aims and feeling might have changed based on their experiences in this book).

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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