After reading the back cover I was ready for this to be a sad and depressing story. What I found was an uplifting and thought provoking read. A book I found hard to put down.
I cared about the characters and how they would cope with the intricacies and disappointments of life. Amanda paints the landscape and the shacks so perfectly that the images stay with you. They are painted with a soft light and the muted colours of the dunes, contrasted with vivid interiors and artworks.
There are surprises along the way which illuminate the backstories as they build towards a full disclosure of Erica’s past. Overall this is a beautiful and satisfying book.