I was sucked into this novel and not spat out until I reached the end. I lost valuable sleep reading this, but I’m not complaining.
This book is maturely and fluently written, and has little gems of wisdom and insight dotted through it like currants in a cake, striking chords within me every time I bit into one. The way the main character talks about motherhood was one, and another was her take on the loss of a loved one (her mother). I could relate to both of those. And then there was the marriage thing - that sounded familiar, too.
Aside from my personal reaction, the plot is a good one, not fast paced and action packed, but gripping all the same. The tension builds slowly and surely, as she loses her grip on everything she believed to be true – until now. The relationship between the two lead characters is the main driving force behind this novel, which possibly has less to do with supernatural phenomena than the real issues inherent in any marriage when one partner appears to go off the rails – though the paranormal element is well thought out and plausible, and adds a certain intriguing kick.
This is Reisenbichler's debut novel, and a darned fine debut it is. I will be on the lookout for the next offering from this lady, and I hope it will be soon.