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Cracking tale, beautifully told
on 29 June 2014
I wasn't sure I'd like this book - don't all stories contain half-truths? But, having started it, I couldn't stop. I'd describe the novel as a modern-day family saga, written from both male and female points of views. The writing is deft and touching, and you can't help feeling for the characters. In places the story is heart-breaking, but don't worry too much because the ending is perfect. It's easy to see what earned this book its Daily Mail award, even though I actually preferred one of Davis's later novels (I Stopped Time).
Just a tiny quibble. Some of the cemetery details didn't seem wholly authentic to me, though they worked well enough in the book.
Full of feeling, this is a story to savour.
(Disclosure: the author is known to me - we met at the London Book Fair 2014 - but she does not know I have read or reviewed her book.)