This was a disturbing read for me. Set in exquisite countryside of Hydra and its surroundings it throws up a story of real bitterness amongst a family, then indifference and this was more galling than the bitterness. On top of it all how one young woman can influence another through sheer peer pressure, dragging her into a crime and its subsequent cover up was strange, disturbing and brought to me the fact that I do not quite get human nature as yet, despite being old!
This was a dark read which left me unsettled. It is all too real of course and not a fantasy. Telling more would be spoilers.
Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Random House UK Vintage Publishing.