I thoroughly enjoyed this novel - the sense of people, period and place. The rather bleak, post-war rural setting was utterly authentic.
The opening was gripping, the effects of which dictate the trajectory of both plot and the characters, conflicts and crises, and, for me, has a satisfying resolution.
There is also emotional depth, while the theme of the destructive nature of dogmatic belief and, indeed, the nonsense of such belief, will always be both contentious and culturally relevant.
~ Amazon Reader