5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Members of a collapsing family seek to rebuild themselves,
By A Customer
This review is from: Passing Go (Paperback)
At first I didn't enjoy this one as much as Libby Purves' other novels but as always she raises issues and points with very believable characters. The desperate current of underlying sadness in the lives of all the protagonists is heartbreaking and the resolution is not particularly satisfying: which is just like life. I like Libby Purves for her refusal to neatly end her stories: always you are left wondering what happened next. True, this novel (more than the others) has striven for a hard-edged contemporary feel but the feelings expressed by all the characters are timeless and the reader can easily empathise.