This is a powerful journey with the author. A journey of life, love, struggle and death. Written in a style that makes you keep turning the pages, turning a reluctant and fussy reader into a bookworm leaving scorch marks on the pages! I was hooked. Perhaps I identify with aspects of the life story, perhaps it is a purely engaging tale, vividly painted and expertly told. This is the first book I have read by this author, it will not be the last.