My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The title and description made it quite clear this book is about emotion, abuse and life. Anna Klay introduces us to Skye. Her mother has left her and she has been raised by her father who despite having done his best isn't entirely sure he's done a good job.
Enter Ray. The naive Skye sees him as a knight in shining armour and is soon pregnant with his child. But is Ray the right person for her? He has been physically abused as a child and these memories soon manifest into something much larger and he is unable to control himself.
This book will rest heavy on your heart. It uncovers emotions and abuse on so many different layers and stages of life, some chapters may not be easy for readers who have experienced the similar issues so the old cat man does recommend that the author include a trigger warning.
Technique wise, I would go easy on the adjectives. It was as if the author was sitting by a fountain of adjectives and had no concern about including more than one adjective in every other sentence. Each chapter is introduced with a tarot card much like the movie The Red Violin. Skye's gentle mannerisms and the setting in the small town also made me think of Cate Blanchette in the movie, The Gift. Good story, good writing which can be improved.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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