The Child Garden by Catriona McPherson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
REVIEW: THE CHILD GARDEN by Catriona McPherson
THE CHILD GARDEN is a scrumptious Scottish noir delight, jam packed with isolation, scenery, old secrets full of lust and greed, jealousy, bullying, and cruelty. The protagonist, Gloria, is an incredible heroine, an individual for whom the Universe seems to have been against from the beginning-yet she found her North Star and held to that anchor through the worst. A dedicated mother, friend, and in terms of animals and her task of care with the Rocking Stone, an earth mother--the kind of person once termed "salt of the earth." The mystery--twenty-eight years old, but newly erupting in the present day--is cunningly revealed, a matter of smoke and mirrors, now you see it, now you don't--and the revelation is incredible. Readers, we have here a true Best of 2015.
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