Eveline can be a difficult narrator – sometimes it feels as though the story is happening to her, instead of it being her story – but she’s an authentic character, and you hurt for her when she hurts. I was fascinated with the way the story was told; it wasn’t linear, and it would skip back in time almost without warning. It was sometimes confusing, but it also lent a dream-like quality to the book that I found addicting.
The one problem that I had (and the reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5) was that I didn’t completely understand (or buy) the backstory linking Rourke, Rob, and Mark. Because the book wasn’t plot-centric, however, it didn’t wreck my enjoyment of it, and I would recommend it.