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Well worth a read
on 13 January 2015
As the author herself says, this is quite different to her other tales. This is not a comedy. This is darker, more serious, and yet is also a more rewarding read. It does still have humourous parts, and intriguing, complicated characters. It it still a brilliant page turner. The stakes are high in this gripping story.
A tale of how the survivors of very difficult, painful childhoods have to learn to rely only on themselves. Yet, in order to reach out and trust and love in others, they have to face all the fears and pains, and demons they have buried, and risk coming undone in the process.
This book touches some of the widespread cruelties and difficulties in our world. From racism, poverty, neglect and abuse, and how much we are shaped by our circumstances, childhood, and relationships. How strong people can be.