The writing in this novel is beautiful. In fact, it was so emotional, so suspenseful, and so filled with fitting concerns and reactions from the female characters, that I wrongly assumed the writer was a female. I’ve given many novels 5 stars, and right now, I feel like I may have been too generous. That most likely is not true, and the other novels were deserving of their ratings from me; however, right now I am smitten. I love this novel. I do. Take from that what you will.
I chose to listen to the audiobook of this, and it was phenomenal. While I am sure that I would have adored Melanie with just reading about her, the inquisitiveness and awe that Finty Williams (Narrator) gives Melanie is a dimension that I don’t think can be inferred with words on a page. In fact, Flinty Williams is able to do that with all of the characters, and I think she may be my new favorite narrator.
I honestly cannot think of a criticism for this book. I am sure there are many critics out there who have much to say, but this reader is not unhappy with this book at all. I love it, and I look forward to the movie as well.