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This review is from: Whistling in the Dark (Paperback)
Stumbled across this by accident , bought it on spec and what a delight it turned out to be. I could use adjectives like heart-warming, touching, feel-good (which it is) and you may think soppy, boring (which it definitely isnt). The characters are so vividly portraited - and not just the 2 leads (Jack & Sutton)but all the supporting characters too (Harry, Es, Ox, Gert, etc). Nobody is 2-dimensional- they are all real, complex & surprising in small & big ways. The storyline tackles serious & upsetting topics too (like mental health and the impact of war on young men)but there is an underlying tenderness & caring about the characters which pulls you through to the satisfying (and yes heart-warming) conclusion. Definitely a keeper to read again. Buy it!