I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. It’s a lovely piece of domestic drama. At its heart is the developing friendship between Stella and Margie. But it is about much more than that.
It is also the story of families and how they nurture and hold us but also how they exclude and damage us. Other enduring themes are domestic violence, ageing and grief.
This story isn’t a fast moving thriller. It’s a lovely gentle drama which signposts the healing that is possible in female friendships.