Lyrical, engrossing - with a clever twist at the end.
I do love it when I receive a book from a new author; the chance to dive into a fresh perspective and a different voice. Marianne Holmes certainly has that; with a lovely style of writing and a story that's intriguing, with a 'didn't see it coming' twist at the end.
Without giving too much away, the story is set in two different times -1988 (the present) and the 1970s. It becomes clear fairly early on that something dramatic happened to Robyn and her brother Kit, and through the perspective of a child, we gradually piece together what actually occurred.
It's a story about childhood and relationships, but also about the details that a child so often misses, due to their lack of understanding about adults. I particularly loved Robyn (the 'little bird' in question) and Kit's relationship; I think the author totally captured that sibling thing to a tee.
My only criticism would be that there were certain points where I was a little confused. However, it really doesn't take much to bamboozle me, I'm one of those readers who needs things spelled out to them - ha! Overall, definitely a good book to take to the beach for a relaxing, engaging read.
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