Fairytale v Hectic Life
A forty year old mystery is unearthed after children dig in the garden. This runs parallel with day to day life. This is hectic with four small children and resonated with me as I too, had four children. Nicknames as a term of endearment help to bring an air of familiarity to the reader.
Through comprehensive descriptions, the reader sees a snapshot of daily life. We sense the busyness and chaotic nature of life. As well as the excitement as nothing seems to faze young minds.
The mystery is very fairytale-like as it interrupts daily life every now and then for updates.