I found this book a compelling read and I was reluctant to put it down. It deals with one of today's most frightening social conditions, but does it in a creative and sensitive way that makes it easy to conceptualise, while at the same time engaging you with the lives and personalities of the characters. I found myself subconsciously relating this story to parts of my own life, and empathising with those struggling to make sense of the darker events in our lives.
A difficult topic, but handled in a compassionate and entertaining manner. I could almost describe it as uplifting. Really an excellent debut novel from Michael Cannon. I wonder if there is more coming?