To me this felt like I was reading the notes for a novel. The basic plot was interesting, but it felt under-developed. Characters appeared without explanation, and some felt like they were little more than names. It has the potential to be a good story, but it needs more work.
A well written book, with realistic characters that make you want to keep on reading.
I felt the main character, Ger, acted in a realistic way to the events that unfolded in the story. He is an unpleasant man, and yet you do find yourself rooting for him. I enjoyed the final twist.
I would definitely look out for future work by Ruby Barnes. (
Although this book is aimed at the YA reader it still has appeal for not so young adults, like myself. The characters are well written and the story flows smoothly, with an ever increasing build in tension. The plot is well thought out and it all ties in nicely without leaving the reader with questions irritatingly unanswered. I would definitely read more by this author and recommend her work to others.