Top positive review
Slow at first but full steam ahead thereafter.
on 2 June 2017
The story got on a slow start. Paced was turtle speed. I was getting restless. Almost quitting. I continued to turn the pages, nevertheless.
The plot thickens and I was surprised with the development. I've read the 1st and the 3rd book, then only realized that this is the second one. But you don't need to read in that sequence. Any one book is a standalone story albeit with some characters coming back to add colors to the plot. Now that I've read all three, I must say that all three books are amazingly laid out. The characters are all believable. With the author's clever use of pace and plotting, you grow to like the people. Even though I've not been to Belfast, reading this now give me a somewhat good impression of the people living in the towns she described.
This is another 5-star read for me. Although in this book I find the colloquial conversation (very Irish snort) a bit difficult to grasp, I enjoyed it. The twist in the last few chapters was captivating, I didn't see it coming. A great read for me.