I thoroughly enjoyed this incredibly compelling book, and it gripped me from beginning to end.
The author's ability to give you insights into the character's way of thinking and the damage they have endured to their mental health through their lives is something very rare: believable. The empathy that the two richly fleshed out main protagonists evoke makes the book an absolute page turner!
This is an interesting book. A good story and at times thought provoking, the characterisation is well done and the story well told. It is difficult to believe that this is a book from a first time writer.
I took this book to read on holiday. Unfortunately it got nabbed by a friend who spent his time reading it instead. Now I've got it back, I'm enjoying the start and the rest of the book was obviously good enough for my friend to deprive me the pleasure of reading it on holiday.
A well paced and interesting story, this is a good book to take on holiday. With detailed description and fascinating insights about the life of a gentleman of the road, this book will catch your attention and engage your interest all the way to the dramatic conclusion.
Right from the first chapter I got hooked into this novel and from there on in I didn’t want to stop reading.
A horrific car accident sets the scene as a vivid introduction to the main character of Susanna, where the writing is such that the reader’s sympathy is with her right from the start and we learn about her internal struggles stemming from the past and her overwhelming need for withdrawal in the present. We are then introduced, in a separate thread, to misfit traveller Colin, with his own history of personal conflict and mental health problems. Both characters are destined to meet and perhaps help heal one another, and the journey we are taken on to that meeting is delicately handled as their storylines are woven together beautifully and sensitively. It’s a great plot with a totally believable romantic relationship developing which keeps you guessing as to where it will end. The only thing wrong with this novel is that it had to come to an end at all.
Highly original characters, great setting and storyline – a must read!
A compelling read, not always comfortable reading, as it delves into some of the darker areas of human existence, and very adult themes running through it, but the characters really draw you in and you want to stick with them to see where it goes.
A couple of niggling police procedural bits prevent me giving it 5 stars, but most folks probably wouldn't even notice I suspect!