The emotions in this story felt very real to me as I could relate to Hazel's dysfunctional relationship with her children and know from personal experience what it's like to be estranged from one's own children. The reason I based the novel in Hunstanton is because it conjures up bleak, grey, wintry days that entirely suited my main character's mood. After the book was completed I visited Hunstanton again and retraced Hazel's steps just as she does in the book, taking in the lighthouse, the north beach, the funfair and the churchyard. It made my spine tingle at times because it felt as if she was trying to relive that same long weekend all over again, this time through me.
I am not an avid book reader but this is a must read; certainly one of those books where you cannot put it down and I actually spent nearly a whole day of my holiday unable to close the cover!! Author certainly has an excellent imagination and writes in a most convincing style to have you believing every bit of the story. A gripping story, some sad, some funny with a real twist at the end. Jane E James had certainly done her homework on Hunstanton and knowing the area she had it spot on.
Can’t wait for the next novel from her. Highly recommended.
I love thrillers but this book did not live up to it's promise.Very slow and tedious, more of a family drama than a thriller.Won't be buying anymore of this writer's books.
Jane E James enjoys living the ‘good life’ in the countryside with her husband and four dogs. She likes being a little bit mysterious too, like her books.