A community is haunted by a series of missing children. For one woman this is made even more painful because her children were killed in an accident while under the care of her friend. She is tormented by thoughts of revenge.
The story is set in the Falkland Islands, a British group of islands off the coast of Argentina that came to prominence following the Argentinian invasion of 1982. I enjoyed reading about the landscape and culture - such a fascinating place. Certainly the best feature of the novel. There are references to the war, with flashbacks and the after effects. The place is described in good detail.
It is a first-person whodunit although from three different perspectives. Not keen on the rambling relationship backstories and none of the protagonists invoke any sympathy. Each has a secret and each have lies. Easy to read in modern language, atmospheric and the tension builds well so that the end of each section is quite exciting.
Towards the end, the book became a little forced and incredulous. The worst part is that I worked out whodunit. Still, I enjoyed the read.
Published by Transworld Digital on 2 July 2015.
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