This book held me enthralled, and moved me to tears at some points. It’s suspenseful, emotional, and gripping. The story is of an English family who emigrate to New Zealand to escape a difficult situation, only to encounter worse challenges there. The story deals with addiction and family secrets, and shows the impossibility of hiding from uncomfortable truths. It also depicts the challenges of leaving a familiar home to start again in a foregn country. I thoroughly recommend it.
“This new life seemed to be ideal
but paradise may not be real.”