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Light and dark (and virtue rewarded)
on 3 October 2013
Quite a dark novel, with a strong story line, although somewhat over-padded in places, and stylistically rather given to histrionic interjections by the narrator. But beautifully characterised, with the light and the dark of the characters, as the plot swirls around and is ulimately underpinned by the sensible, grounded Adele, who is rewarded by finally getting her man (although why she desires such a feeble also-ran is beyond this reader!).