- File Size: 2238 KB
- Print Length: 323 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1535256982
- Publication Date: July 21, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IVBN25E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this story, which investigates every character’s most private inner thoughts and motives and where everything isn’t as simple as it seems. In this magnificent character study the criminal becomes the victim, and the innocent saves the guilty, and this remarkable psychological portrayal makes you sit and think the whole story over again once the last page is turned.
Also, the battle scenes in the second part of the novel when WWI breaks out were more than vividly described and made me feel completely immersed in the scene, where the young and brave died horrible deaths in the hundreds. A wonderful blend of psychological thriller and meticulously researched historical fiction. A must read!
What I love about McKay’s writing is his ability to put you into the shoes of the characters, and he did it straight away. His characters are nuanced and I felt I was in the middle of the dysfunctional Davenport family with man about town but abusive father Alfie, his cowering wife, sympathetic but abused daughter, and two sons, Charlie and Harry, that have a love/hate relationship with their father.
It’s a tale that sucker-punches you from the beginning until the heartbreaking end. Brothers Charlie and Harry have different ways of coping with life and conflict, and their actions after their father mysteriously disappears, including their reasons to join up in the Great War, are prime example.
Every character is so well-developed that just like in life, while we think we have someone figured out, we truly never know them.
McKay’s evocation of the time and place beautiful and his local knowledge of his native Lancashire is on full display. While I’m not a huge fan of battle scenes, it’s clear that the author’s research is impeccable. What drives this story, however, are brothers Charlie and Harry. Their experiences during the war set against the lives they are trying to leave behind will keep you reading.
I was so hooked into this novel that I read it easily in a day or two. Well recommended.