Author: Laura Elliot
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
Series, if any: NA
Date of publication: 31 March 3016
No. of pages: 376
Two childhoods destroyed and a story that was sworn to be protected. To what extent can secrets and past haunt a person?
When I selected this book, it was solely based on the intriguing and yet disturbing description of sexual abuse of a child. I am not saying that the book neglected the main concept behind the plot, but I was not able to like this book of the vague style of narration which created an impression of meandering without getting to the point. I don’t think it was until the last part of the book that the whole plot finally came together to represent a meaningful story.
The characters are definitely intriguing but I couldn’t see any growth in them mainly because of the meandering style of narration. I ended up being frustrated the whole time which is not a pleasant experience for a bookworm.
The cover image and title definitely compliments the idea that was behind this book and I will definitely give a point for it.
My opinion: I will definitely not count this as an immediate choice. It has its merits, but the narrative style was quite disadvantageous to the iverall plot evolution.
My opinion: 2 out of 5