Subtle, powerful writing fills the pages in this commanding and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly taking you in unexpected directions, yet encouraging reflection in every day issues, the author explores loss, death and guilt with a skilful hand. After the captivating first chapter you are suddenly left hanging as a shift in time takes you back to explain the events that have lead to this point. The tension builds as the chapters flow between the background to the story and the current moment. As linked events expand, they take on the same importance as the question invoked in the first chapter. There is a shrewd understanding of human nature on display, how death can affect people, no matter where in the world it’s experienced. This intelligent intense novel draws you in, demands your attention and when it finally lets you go, continues to flicker and snag at your consciousness.
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|