Synopsis: Five characters, one place – Dublin. In a city all seem detached and part of their own worlds – three of the characters have had different starting points having arrived from eastern Europe. Yet as the story unfolds connections are revealed.
Review: I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this novel mainly because it was set ‘in a web of politics, property, sex and violence’ (taken from blurb on back cover) and because intially the characters were difficult to identify. The narrative gave a sense of detachment and so initially there seemed to be little to hold my interest. As I read on however I found myself caught up in their personal stories, found that I had characters I was particularly rooting for and by the end had found it a very satisfying read. I would question whether it would make a good reading group choice. However as a personal read it quietly draws you in.
LibraryThing rating: 3½
Other books read by this writer: No, would possibly look out for others though.
Review by JudyB