On a stifling summer’s day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack’s in charge, she’d said. I won’t be long. But she doesn’t come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever. Three years later, Jack is still in charge – of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they’re alone in the house, and – quite suddenly – of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. . .
It took me a bit to get into this one. I found it got off to a slow start. I was struggling to connect with the characters as they all just seemed so random and as if they had no connection. After about 100 pages when the story started to emerge I got properly into it and was able to connect with the story. It moved pretty quickly from there and I couldn’t put it down at times. The ending just completely ruined that for me. Anyone who has been following me a while knows abrupt endings wreck my actual head. This was definitely an unclear ending with no conclusions for any of the characters 🤬 honestly this has happened with so many books for me lately, it’s so frustrating. It was such a pity because I had been enjoying the book so much until then. I’d still recommend it, because the story was quite enjoyable and interesting. I just finished it very frustrated with the abrupt ending.