If you’re looking for a story of subtlety, nuance and emotion, multi-layered and complex, then look further.
Remick holds little back in a politically incorrect story that’s not for the faint-hearted or prudish, but which I found to be ultimately, to my surprise, a blackly entertaining story. The title refers to the yappy sounds made by the pet dogs belonging to the couple moved in next door, which, allied to their noisy lovemaking, drives our protagonist to distraction. Unfortunately for the new neighbours, she is a woman who you do not, repeat, do not, want to upset. She makes Charles Bronson in the vigilante movie ‘Death Wish’ look like a member of the Salvation Army.