"Fire Colour One" was an interesting read. The first few chapters took a while for me to get into the story as the plot talked about the main character, Iris starting various fires and the relationship with her best friend, Thurston and her mother, Hannah. However, as the story went along you began to understand why she lit the fires and how the impact that it had on herself and those around her.
I loved the sarcastic dialogue between Iris and her mother! Some of the one liners were very witty and funny and made you have a level of respect for Iris for being able to stand up to her mother the way she does. Hannah is out for herself and makes no excuses about it. She will do whatever it takes to be "rich" and that includes using Iris as a carrot to her dying father, Ernest.
From chapter six, the story takes on a new lease of life as Iris meets Ernest and begins to unravel all the answered questions she has about his absence from her life. Hannah continues to skulk around in the background watching the relationship develop and making sure that Ernest doesn't get too close to Iris.
The ending of this book is brilliant! Iris gets the answers she was looking for, Ernest passes away but not before leaving Iris something invaluable and Hannah gets her comeuppance in the most spectacular way.
A good read if you want something light-hearted with a touch of revenge!