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Compelling yet beautifully tragic,
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This review is from: A Lifetime Burning (Paperback)
A compelling, beautifully tragic read conveying some dark secrets about human nature, jealousy, envy and, above all, love. I found the book difficult to part with and at times like watching a tragic accident unfold - unable to watch yet to captivated to turn away. The torment in the book was very powerful even months after reading it I can recall the emotions it evoked. Despite this talk of a dark emotions, moods and torment overall I found it a beautiful read. The feeling that the characters were almost trapped on these paths - probably because the story is retrospective - did not remove the need to continue to follow these characters and watch their stories unfold like the petals of a blossoming flower. This was my first introduction to Linda Gillard's writing and I am very grateful to have made the discovery.