Anna Davis

Upon beginning Cheet, by Anna Davis, I felt cheated. The central character, London cab driver Kathryn Cheet, is not very likable. She strings along five lovers while selfishly pretending to be monogamous. She implies to one lover that she will move in with him and his 4-year-old daughter and then screams at another for having an affair and being afraid to commit. Yet, for all of Ms. Cheet’s foibles, the story is interesting. All of Davis’ characters are believably complex and intriguing, from the alcoholics and the petty criminals to the chain-smoking working mom. Davis has a flare for suspense. Characters die, go to jail, and self-destruct in a manner that kept me glued right to the end of the book. Watching Cheet resolve her conflicts was well worth her more annoying moments.