I read this book yesterday. Yep, the whole thing. 264 pages. It only took a few hours total.
I didn't love this book. Not because it wasn't well written. It was. In fact, I enjoyed the language in the book ... I could tell straight away that it was written by an Aussie.
I almost didn't continue reading it after the scene that was set in the first couple of pages. In the end I'm glad I continued on, only because I would have been forever wondering what had happened ....
A story about holding on too tight, about control in an effort to protect. An effort that eventually will only destroy. I found the story interesting in that the mother was trying to avoid her children facing the same heartache she had as a child, but instead she actually caused it.
It's about secrets and assumptions and the havoc they wreak.
It's about childhood. And parenthood. And friendships, young and old.
I was left wondering throughout the book what was going to happen next, always in the back of my mind thinking back to how it had started. The eternal optimist that I am, I held out hope that things would change ... and in the end, I was happy with the outcome.
It ended well, I'll give it that.
Broken Fences was written by Camilla Noli