Top positive review
Difficult to read at times... but unputdownable!
15 April 2017
The first half of the book moved along at a steady pace; there was a lot of movement between characters to set up the story. This book was a difficult read at times but you get so caught up that you can't put it down. The subject of the story is incredibly disturbing and sad - sexual abuse at a Catholic home for unwed mothers and children given up for adoption. Not a palpable topic, but as a mystery it's handled sensitively and pertinent to the story. I loved that the female protagonist is flawed - Lottie is certainly a very real and believable character. From about the 50% mark, the pace picked up dramatically and I couldn't put the book down, wanting to see how all the threads tied together. Hopefully, this will not be the last we see of DI Lottie. This is a debut novel and it's very well written. Overall, this was a four and half star effort in my opinion, and I hope to see more by this author.