I've enjoyed Veronica Henry books in the past, but this one is a complete downer. While well-written and character-driven, it is unfortunately hard to enjoy. I kept reading to see how all the stories unfolded in the end, but I felt I was watching a continuous car collision. There are absolutely no happy moments in this novel. And, while I can enjoy serious writing and drama, too much without let-up eventually depresses me. There's very little romance, few characters that are truly likeable, and no real resolution to any of the plotlines. This is definitely not escapism, and certainly no enjoyable beach-read. I'll have to think twice before I buy Veronica Henry's next book.
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