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Terrific read and representation!
on 14 November 2013
I've read a few things by Terry Tyler now (all very good), but this novel is by far my favourite.
It's just completely enthralling. The premise, father finds new love and 'abandons' family, is handled beautifully, with the story shown from multiple viewpoints. The characters obviously interpret this event differently, but all the reactions are fascinating and, importantly, evocative of real life; this is a believable story which does not fail to entertain.
Being a fan of YA, I loved how the teenager's dealt with the situation, as well as the interactions with each other on a more general note. I think Terry should consider writing a YA at some point as she nailed the tone of the dialogue etc.
Also, one of the characters is a writer and muses on the inner-workings of the art. This kind of meta-analysis within a piece of writing was a really interesting idea and I enjoyed it a lot. I also feel it kind of gave a bit of an insight into the way Terry works, a kind of making-of embedded into the novel - a fantastic and well executed (it's never too drawn out) idea.