When you’re visiting the west-country with small children in tow, and you’re on a limited budget, it can be a little challenging trying to find suitable activities to keep the whole family busy – especially when the weather is on the cooler side of warm and not quite beachy enough to spend hours playing in the sand and sea.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book grew on me. At first I found it a little slow-going (hence four, rather than five, stars), but the storyline was intriguing, with an uneasy undertone.
But like most great books, once embroiled in the story, I couldn’t put it down.
The story follows a back-and-forth timeline, although it is quite easy to determine the past or present from the narrative if you (like me) often don’t pay attention to the chapter title.
The research and work that has gone into this novel is commendable. To write about such a grave (and often taboo) subject, the pin-balling of human emotions, court-cases and all the legalities with such detail cannot have been a walk in the park, and I feel the author deserves recognition for that.
What I loved most about this book was the feeling that something wasn’t quite right in what each of the characters were portraying, and that’s what kept me turning the page; I felt each one of them had a secret to hide.
It’s definitely a He Said/She Said case – who do you believe?
***I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***