13 hrs and 37 mins
Shocking Thrills Abound
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
I have always been an Adele Parks fan. She's influenced my own writing, my character, themes. So when I bought her latest offering, I expected her usual brand of sharp, but lighthearted women's fiction. It was immediately obvious that this was something very different.
As a mother, I found the concept of changelings very difficult to immerse myself in. Just the thought of it was so desperately sad and I think AP did a fantastic job of bearing this out; so much so that at times I found it hard to go on. I didn't immediately like Alison. I found her cold and I was urging her to be kinder to her biological daughter. But I did understand her reticence, her need to be loyal to the daughter she had brought up.
I bow down to the genius of this story. I loved it. The characters were complex and interesting, the plot entrancing from start to finish.