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3.0 out of 5 stars It all ended a little abruptly for me, 20 April 2013
This review is from: Amity & Sorrow (Hardcover)
Whilst I enjoyed this debut novel by Peggy Riley and can see the similarities that have been made regarding it being like The Witness meets the Lovely Bones, I was left wanting more. I rated it 7/10 so on Amazon it gets a 3 star.

It's hard writing a review without giving out too many spoilers. The Author handles the subject matter well despite it being deep at times and I found the writing quite engaging once you'd got into the writing style. It moves seamlessly between the present and the past revealing a little more about the past life of Amity and Sorrow and their Mother Amaranth.

As we meet Amity, Sorrow and Amaranth they have fled a very unusual life as members of a cult that was formed by their Father, Amaranth's husband. Events have taken place that we learn about as the story evolves that have forced them to flee. Will the two sisters cope with life outside the Cult as they haven't known anything else.

I liked the way the story developed and the relationships between the characters. My only criticism was that I thought the story ended rather abruptly and had to read the last chapter or so again to see if I'd missed something.

I think this story would make a great Reading Group read and there's so much that can be discussed in it.

I will look out for further books by this writer. I would like to thank Netgalley for sending me this to review.
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