... Is the most excellent debut from Louisa George.
I don't even know where to start with this review. It's not often that I write them, and even less frequently do I write reviews for fiction.
I could say I loved it(I did), and gush about how the characters were drawn so sharply I couldn't fail to love them(Yep, that's true.). I could say I had to put it down in the middle when duties dragged me away, and I couldn't wait to get back(Also true), or that the emotional wounds were so deep I could almost smell the blood(I connected with the characters, does it show?).
I don't often gush over books with children with them. Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but I don't have any and sometimes the stories with secret babies and pregnancies are harder for me to identify with and I'll skip over baby stories for their non-baby counterparts. Had I not won the book, I may have not read this one(and probably wouldn't have because it's not on sale in the U.S. for some reason). That would have been my loss.
If I'm trying to figure out something on my own, I think I'm something of a slow learner. If you explain a new concept and give
me examples, I'm quick to catch on. If you give me two very similar
things and ask me what's different about them, the chances that I'll
highlight the important differences are slim. What is logical to one
person is not logical to me, and that's always how it's been.
that to say this: Louisa's writing made me realize what is missing in my
own writing with such clarity I can only call it an epiphany. I'll look forward to her next release, with or without a baby.