This novel is a compelling story of love, obsession and tragedy, into which is woven the horror of PTSD. Linda Gillard has portrayed this distressing affliction with honesty and compassion, and taught me more in the telling than I ever knew. But, equally important, balancing the horror is love – strong and healing.
The honesty of Linda Gillard’s writing leaves the reader feeling – every time – that she knows the tangled emotions, the various ways in which we imperfect humans try to deal with the hand life has thrown at us. She leaves us with a sense of connection – we are not alone. And if one of deeper reasons for writing fiction is to inform in a pleasurable way, then this author succeeds every time.