on 29 September 2001
Catherine Cookson is the most amazing writer. Once I picked up this book, I could not put it down! She explores the lives of different people, mixed into a love triangle which contains a sudden twist. She explores life of people of different status, and you can almost imagine you are in the book with the vivid and life like descriptions. It has inspired me to read many more of her books as well as other classical novels, which are just as wonderful. A truly inspiring book.
I had not really been 'into' Catherine Cookson before reading this book but now I have to admit to being a total convert.
This is a story of murder, love and also of a hatred that goes beyond the grave and much, much more.
The main characters are Mary Ellen, Hal and Roddy whose lives start off together and somehow manage to end up together again via Roddy's daughter. This was such a readable book that it took me two hours of reading to finish.
I'd highly recommend this book for its many twists and turns and also for the way that the author so cleverly portrays human nature in all its guises. Her portrayal of the characters is vivid as are her descriptions of the homes they live in and the way they live their lives.