THE DARING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE EMERGENCE OF JUDY TAYLOR
The Darlings by Angela Jackson took me on a very interesting journey while reading. I was drawn to the complexity of Mark's character. I felt that the accidental killing that he experienced in his young life really impacted every aspect of his life into adulthood in every possible way.
Mark, being haunted by this event creates a somewhat content life with his wife Sadie who after years of trying is finally pregnant, however there is a void in Mark's heart that remains unfulfilled. I love how from the very beginning he asks himself whether he will be a good father or not. That part really stayed with me.
But Ruby's entrance in the story changed everything. Oh yes, this blast from the past Ruby, was a witness to that freak life altering accident. This chance encounter really impacted Mark's life in more ways than you can imagine.....
The writing in this novel was superb to say the least. It is my first time reading Angela Jackson and it would not be my last. I truly enjoyed this novel mainly because it was so well written. The story line was good and the cast of characters really drew you in.
When reading The Darlings you will feel every emotion sadness, regret and even joy and a bit of humor.
A very nice and INTERESTING book.
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About Angela Jackson:
Angela Jackson is a former psychology lecturer and teacher trainer. Her debut novel The Emergence of Judy Taylor won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award and was Waterstones’ Scottish Book of the Year.
The Darlings is her second novel.
Originally from the north of England, she now lives with her family in Edinburgh.