This was a premise with a lot of potential but, unfortunately, much of that potential failed to materialize. The lead character never quite gels and it is very difficult to share any sympathy for him even after the reader has gotten to know him a little better. The events that befall him, as he searches for Hewhay Hall never seem very credible and when you meet his wife and daughter, you can kind of see why his marriage is failing because, as supporting characters, they are both extremely irritating!
I wasn’t convinced either by the style of writing either. There was very little of any redeeming value about this book I am sorry to say and I found it virtually impossible to find anything to like about it which is a real shame because I don’t like being unduly critical of any book and always try hard to find something positive to say about the stuff I read even if I don’t necessarily enjoy it.
Unfortunately, finishing this was a Herculean task and even the ending left me with little reward. I am sorry to say that this wasn’t something I could recommend and I hate to say I was left feeling very disappointed and rather hollow after reading this.