Lilly has lived a very eventful life spanning two continents and has seen more than her fair share of death and suffering, however I found this book unengaging and lacking in suspense.
The potential drama of the story is undermined by the understated, detached way in which the book is written; and the absence of emotion or melodrama makes the event of Lilly’s life seem unbelievable.
I found the language, an old fashioned Irish vernacular, jarring and found it very hard to get into this book. The first 60-70 pages are meandering and ponderous. By the time the story got going I didn’t really care about the fate of any of the characters.
The plot should give the book a strong basis to be a fascinating and exciting read, however it never lives up to this potential.