This was a win from Martha and I loved the book. My only complaint is the font. It was tiny and I do wonder why publishers do not think about the ease of reading!!! Is there anyone to complain to?
I did not know that this was a sequel so I did not w hinge about the lack of Rob (which most people have done). I liked Cassie and the superb role she played in this book. It was audacious, difficult and took a great deal of good acting to carry it out to the end.
Lexie is dead stabbed to death by whom? she is also the carbon copy of Cassie (physically) and how to unravel the mystery is the work of Sam and Frank from the Murder Squad. How they make out that Lexie is alive and recuperating and then how they return her to the house is a marvel.
The story is one of so many ghosts - the several ghosts of Lexie who is haunting the house despite her being sort of alive through Cassie, the ghost of the house itself which has a tortured tale in the village and where hate and revenge for so called past wrong doings can be carried on for decades and where one has to pinch oneself to think - yes this is Ireland in the 21st century not in the 19th century.
The life of Cassie in the house is at times idyllic to the extent that Cassie forgets that she is basically an imposter. The closeness and ties that bind five strangers seem difficult to understand and how they keep all outsiders out and their little world intact is also difficult to fathom.
The book was a big one 560 pages, the font was horrible but it was a gorgeous read. Full marks on this one and I am getting back to Tana French definitely.