I could probably read a book of grocery lists by Lisa Jewell and still give it 2 stars. She's brilliant. However, this was not my favorite of her works. I enjoyed reading it but at times I felt like I was being steered toward the wrong characters. While that's all a big part of suspense and "whodunit" it worked out in such a way during this novel that I was dissatisfied at the ending. The character of Pip, in particular, was such a huge focus and then kind of disintegrated. It was definitely a unique story and as expected from Lisa Jewell, filled with the very real ups and downs of community, interpersonal relationships, and modern life. I recommend it without particularly loving it, either.
I bought this book with a sense of excitement as the summary read well , but on reading it I must say I was disappointed, I didn't connect with any of the characters and it was almost like the author couldn't make up her mind as to what path each character was taking. Some of the characters were quite loosely described but yet they were an important part of the book so you never really got a feel for them. There was too much disappearing in the garden and too many loose ends for my liking.