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This review is from: The Hand That First Held Mine (Paperback)
This novel was a huge disappointment, coming from a writer whose work I have enjoyed. The only character who was remotely interesting was Lexie and even she was superficial. The rest were a bunch of self obsessed people who weren't worth anyone's attention.
I found Elina's character totally unbelievable. Her so called post-natal depression was poorly portrayed - there are such things as midwives who check new mothers - and the endless baby-feeding scenes were tedious. Another a reality check - babies have to be registered within 6 weeks of birth for which it requires a name.
The denouement was predictable.
All in all I found this book poorly researched. The writer also used clumsy narrative devices that gave nothing to the story and were inconsistent.