This is a really interesting book about forgiveness and redemption.
After her family are violently murdered Carla Reid is slowly rebuilding her life while Ben Toroa, one of her family’s attackers is facing the consequences of his violent past. Their paths cross when Carla decides to seek further understanding of the day she lost her loved ones.
I don’t know a lot about New Zealand or Maori culture, but this offered an insight into that world as well as a redemptive narrative, that while quite sad at times, from Carla’s tragedy and Ben’s terrible home life, also has a heart.
I can see why the author is award winning – her writing is fluid and rich, the plot is intelligent and emotionally driven.
The book is available now.