I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I loved Water for Elephants, so I was REALLY excited when I got the ARC of this book. I really like Sara Gruen's prose, which continues to be very good here. I did, however, feel like a few things kept this from being a 5 star book. I really wanted to know more about Mairi and Angus. Most of the characters were well developed, but Mairi (who plays a pretty big supporting role,
) really gets short shrift. Angus, who ends up being a pretty major character, is only really developed through Anna telling Maddie his history. We don't really get to learn a lot else about Angus, just small glimpses here and there.(show spoiler) (show spoiler)
That being said, I did like Maddie's growth as a character throughout the book. I also liked the development of the the strange relationship with Ellis, Maddie and Hank as the situation strained the trio along the way.
Overall, it's definitely worth reading and highly enjoyable.