Firstly, I have to say that the research that must have gone into writing this book is extraordinary. There is so much information within the pages that I found myself thinking on numerous occasions, “is this true?” Or “how could the author know this?”
I think the book is very well written and extremely knowledgeable. It keeps you guessing right until the very end and it draws you in straight away. A couple of times I went back to the Prologue to try and guess what was going to happen but it was literally just before all was revealed, that I finally clicked.
The book itself is based in Gibraltar and focuses on Mimi, her brother Sebastian and his fiancé Eva. Each chapter is given one of their names and focuses on that particular character throughout the chapter.
Mimi (Imogen) is only 17 and is living with her brother and his fiancé. She strikes up a friendship with their neighbour who is twice her age and Sebastian is not at all happy about it. All three of them are hiding secrets that could eventually harm any one of them. Without giving anything away – I think the relationship between Eva and Mimi is my favourite part and it does take up quite a lot of the storyline.
Sebastian’s work is incredibly complicated and you really do have to concentrate on what you’re reading in order to keep up with it all. It did take me a little while to get into, but once I was in, I was hooked. I wanted to race to the end just to see what was going to happen next. Bad luck seems to just follow these three around.
I’d say this is a very good book for both a male and female audience. It is definitely aimed at adults and there is some content that many may find disturbing.
I have given this book 4 stars and will definitely be recommending to people in the future.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this book by Emma at Damp Pebbles.
The publisher is Honno: http://www.honno.co.uk
The book has 444 pages and is currently available on Amazon in paperback for £8.99