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Gripping and beautifully written,
This review is from: What Lies Within (Kindle Edition)
A powerful book, beautifully written - I loved it.
Apart from anything else, it had a great sense of place. I've only been to Dartmoor once, but could instantly imagine myself there. The landscape lent itself perfectly to the brooding atmosphere with a character all of its own.
The parallel stories were skilfully handled and woven together, and the storyline - though unsettling at times - was sensitively depicted. The characters were believable, and Anna's voice authentic. Impressive from a man (not meant to be patronising!)
I've a strong interest in the nature vs nurture debate and thought the topic was explored well.
There were a few surprises along the way too, leading to a satisfying conclusion.
One of those books that will stay with me for a while.
Looking forward to the author's next novel.