This novel starts off well enough, the central premise, that of a mother still mourning the loss of her stillborn child, then being told that the baby lived, and now she can't trust even her nearest and dearest - well, it hooked me straight in.
But by a third of the way through, the repetetive themes, the ridiculous dialogue, and the downward spiralling plot were beginning to jar. I stuck with it because I wanted to find out what happened to baby 'Beth'. But the ludicrous denoument, the ridiculous revelations ( I won't spoil the story for those of you still enjoying it), and the killings which stretched credibility to the limit left me wondering how this had passed an editor's eagle eye.
A small but irritating detail - having named your central character Gen, why would you name her best friend Hen? I dunno, but the whole thing was a muddle