What if you went to rehab to write a celebrity gossip article, but your friends and family expressed how glad they were you were finally getting help? That’s what happens to Katie Sandford in Catherine McKenzie’s excellent debut novel, Spin. The setup is amazing (Katie shows up to a job interview drunk which inspires the magazine to offer her a job if she agrees to spy on a troubled celebrity who’s gone to rehab) and the witty characters are people you can imagine being friends with. McKenzie skillfully portrays a serious issue, but keeps the novel light-hearted by inserting plenty of comedic moments.
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