Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Disclaimer by Renee Knight
For twenty years, Catherine Ravenscroft had been keeping a huge secret from her husband, something about her son that could have blown her family and marriage apart. We also met Stephen Brigstocke, a loathsome man. If this former school teacher were a real man, he is someone who I would avoid at all costs, I would cross the street if I saw him coming my way. Once these two families crossed paths, life was never the same for either.
All through this story, Ms. Knight had me jumping to conclusions about what happened in that distant past and what type of person Catherine really was. I wasn't alone in this, Robert and Stephen were also prone to jumping to conclusions with dire results.
As I said from the start, I didn't like these people, but by the end of the tale, I had shed tears for three of them, and finally felt that each of them had earn some level of redemption. I was convinced that there was no way I would ever feel for them and that I would not be able to recommend this book. I was wrong, this is one of those books where you have to keep an open mind and read to the final page before judging it.
Cover image courtesy of HarperCollins.