- Author Sarra Manning
I’m kind of in two minds about this one. On the one hand, I started reading thinking this was an absolutely absurd situation to have ended up in. But on the other hand, you sort of can see how it would happen - particularly as our characters appeared to have feelings for each other right at the start of the relationship - complicated though they may have been.
It felt like reading a completely outlandish concept but one that you can’t really look away from, because really, how can this possibly end up and how can it end up with a satisfying ending?
I did get increasingly frustrated with the characters as time went on, if they could only actually be honest with each other, things would have been a lot easier - but that’s true of almost all stories isn’t it? If people actually said what they were feeling, we would be short of a lot of literature. I did quite like the ending though, that Grace eventually took matters into her own hands, risked pretty much everything, and got the result she was after. Good stuff.