I enjoyed the Auckland environment of this book, but got impatient with the fantasy sections which underline the story, and at times seemed unnecessary. The interactions between characters are clearly described, showing how behaviour is modified depending on the company. The relationships between mothers and daughters interested me and included an assertion that: “Women want their daughters for life. They want to be out shopping with them when they’re ninety-five. Not losing them as soon as they get old enough to vote.”
The novel is edgy and suspenseful. My need at the end of a tiring year is for uncomplicated straightforward stories. I found this one a little uncomfortable, but worth reading.
“There’s edginess, suspense here too.
You wonder just what they will do.”