I found this a difficult book to read and often wondered if I could continue. So pleased I did even with tears running down my cheeks. So well written, I cared about all of the characters.
The second part was very different but I liked the way it made me think and try to decide which I thought would have been the right decision. I couldn't.
My questions for Clare are did you find it difficult to write the 2 different paths in the second part and did you write them separately and then merge them together or did you write them as they appear in the book?
Thank you for a very emotional read.
Thank you @GrandmaEvie. No, the second half was easier to write than the first, because the worst had already happened. The second half is about moving forward – it’s full of hope and possibility. As you suggest, I wrote the two timelines separately, then wove them together in a way thatwould give the most suspense and emotion for the reader.