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5.0 out of 5 stars
At least as good as her first!, 22 May 2012
Stef Penney's second novel is at least as good as her first one: writing, style, atmosphere, storyline, etc...
A masterpiece. She confirmed she is one of the most talented authors of her generation.
If you liked "The tenderness of the Wolves" because of its writing qualities, then you will certainly enjoy this one. However, if the main reason you liked the first was the setting: a story in Canada with snow, then you could be disappointed! This is not a follow up. It is a complete different book with a complete different setting: gypsies in UK nowadays. It is less soothing and easy somehow. However, you will recognise all the elements of her writing from the first sentence up to the last of the book.
I cannot wait for a third one... to be transported in yet another universe... I guess I will have to wait for a few years before her next jewel...