The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks Frank is a 17 year-old boy living with his eccentric hippie father on an island in Scotland. He killed his cousin Blythe when he was 8, his younger brother Paul when he was 9 and then his young cousin Esmerelda when he was 10. He isn’t planning on killing anyone else because, “this was just a stage that he went through”. His older brother Eric has just escaped from a mental facility and is on his way home. I’m giving nothing away because this is how the book begins. This is not one of my favourite genres but I do appreciate how well the book was written and the way the author kept the suspense up until the end.