Set against the crumbing cliff tops of a seaside town, this twisty tale is told with skill and considerable thoughtfulness. The story flows well and the pace is suitably fast. The characters are drawn with real depth, particularly those of Jacob and Mrs Armitage, the reclusive neighbour. The story is told from multiple POV and Cassandra Parkins handles these shifts with finesse. I loved the way the author explored truth in this story; the truth we think we know, the truth we convince ourselves to believe and the truth we show others. However, given the other big topics the book also explores I was left feeling it was all a little too 'teenage angst-y' for my particular tastes. The ending was, perhaps, a little too neatly tied up and bordered on the cliché. Overall, I found this to be a well written and gripping tale that suffered a little simply because it was trying to do too much.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.