I loved the way the characters lives interacted with each other, each affecting the other without even knowing it. And what characters they were!
When Marion realizes she doesn't have to give into despair and finally dumps Jeremy and prepares to move on with her life.
When Rose and Antoine realize they love each other but at the same time realize they can't express that love aloud.
I loved Charlotte because, like me, she is older but she is utterly independent and understanding. She knows something is going on with her daughter but is saavy enough not to say anything.
The narration is a bit fast in that hurried clipped way the Brits have, but once you get used to it, Kellgren's narration is spot on.
Despite some predictability and lots of improbablity Milchman knows how to crank up the suspense and keep you engrossed.
The sense of place. Cold. Snow. Gray. I wouldn't want to live there but I enjoyed reading about it. The creepiness of the place fit the plot.
Sit close by the fireplace.
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