This was not a happy book and since I did not like any of the characters and disliked the storyline, how was it that I couldn't put the book down? I found it intriguing and it certainly held my interest.
Two 11 year old girls met one day and were arrested for allegedly killing a 4 year old. They were sent to different prisons and released on life probation, and were never allowed to see each other again. Twenty five years later, they met by chance and you learn what really happened in alternating chapters of past and present. By this time, the two women grew on me and the ending was a shocker i didn't see coming.
Unsatisfied... that's the word that comes to mind now that I'm finished with this book. Apparently the justice system failed these people. I won't go into any more than that for the sake of not spoiling the plot, but really?!
The author did a good job of creating suspense and I really enjoyed how the flashbacks unfolded throughout the book. Unfortunately none of the characters were especially likable and I really didn't care what happened to anyone by the end.
Also, I found the british dialect and slang to be cumbersome and struggled with it quite a bit. Glad to be finished and moving on.
After reading 100 dull pages, I gave up and started another book. The story was slow and the British dialect was just too much. I couldn't figure out what some words meant and phrases were very confusing. Sorry but I would not recommend this book. But, if you are British or understand their wording you may love it.
Another English author trying to tell a story by using the guise of going back and forth between the past and the present.
I didn't find the characters likable in any way and didn't find the writing or the story anything but boring. Too many pages with just rattling on and on and nothing to make you want to read more, each chapter does not offer suspense or mystery and doesn't end making you want to read faster, it just plods along slowly and gets boring.
Luckily I got it from the library and didn't spend money for it or use credits to get through PBS