I read it in an evening. Devoured. Devoured it in an evening. Slimani won the Prix Goncourt for this novel, titled Chanson Douce, (Lullaby in French). It blends a lot of valid, everyday issues with the pace of a thriller and a hopscotching timeline. Her characters all share a voice in the story, and time and tense change. As someone that wants to improve their writing but lacks proper grammatical skills, I find a lot of writing guides and recommendations direct a writer to do exactly the opposite of what Slimani has done. She has done it very well and interwoven wisps of Camus and Bukowski to flesh out her characters. NPR has a story here. Amazon sells the book here.