Who To Trust?
The novel explores the marriage between Nathan and Fran. How well did she know her husband? Things are not always as they seem.
There are old grudges in the book that refuse to die. The past keeps impacting the present. An old mystery and a new murder run side by side. Answers are being hunted for both.
The wonderful bond of a mother for her children is shown. Some people are just designed for motherhood and will protect their children at all cost.
The novel has its dark side… murder, drugs, domestic control. It was a very intricate story whose outcome I failed to predict. As the story revealed its secrets and outcomes, I literally gasped!
Christobel Kent used the technique of pathetic fallacy. The cold, bleak weather and landscape mirrored the action.
Names are important. A change of name signified either a change in role or a change of character traits.
Roots have a great hold on us. The novel shows how places can exert a pull, giving characters an excuse to return to places of their distant past.
This was my first novel by Christobel Kent and it certainly gripped me from the start. Questions arose but all were answered by the close of the tale. I shall certainly be looking for more by Christobel Kent.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.