Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Valentina S.E. Lynes debut I was looking forward to reading Mother.
Before I start my review, I can see why this would be a marmite read, but if you read more than 30% keep going.
I found the setting and era perfect for the telling of Christopher's story, although at times too descriptive and maybe a few too many memories of the 80's. That could be my reading though as there has been an influx of books reminiscing about this era, and maybe being reminded of the cool fashion and hair that wasn't that cool is my issue, but the sweets and snake belts are a must!
It is a very slow burn book, and as extremely well told as it was and as unsure of where it was going, it soon became addictive reading.
The unknown narrator is both annoying as I couldn't work out who it was, but also perfectly pitched to pique my interest. So i decided not to try to work out who it was, and this then helped my enjoyment of the read.
Christopher was a character giving him a creepy feel, the type of boy i would want to stay away from at school, but possibly in equal measures feel sorry for the lonely aura he portrayed.
I had no clue where the storylines were going, realise I was invested in it, then WOW! i really do suggest reading this and keep going. It is an obsessive read that is like a fairy tale, but made with darkness, dread and spider webs.
Would I recommend this book? I would, and have already.