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She lies in wait - review

I really like the books that are partly known as you read, especially when they are told from within the characters of the past who blend into the present, also if the time period is a familiar enough one that you can remember what it was like and spot the little flourishes of nostalgia, weirdly I loved the 80s and Gytha has used it seriously well, but wasn’t old enough to know it!

She takes a close knit group of older than their years teens on a camping trip, they have a new friend that one or maybe two of the girls seem to like and a tag a long younger sister, one who is old enough to join in but not with everything… The way she tells us what happens and how it affects them all is superbly done, we all remember those days or nights when we tried to be a little bit older and someone added something to a drink or asked us to try something or do something…

Gytha has a really good sense of right and wrong that she embeds very craftily into her characters, it’s really well done, we get the rights and wrongs seen and said and done in equal measures. The caring aspects of looking after a younger person who hasn’t ever experienced what they are out to do and enjoy is really excellent, and yet… maybe, not everyone can control themselves…

We have sisters Topaz and Aurora and their, or rather Topaz’s friends on a hedonistic trip into the New Forest and all that happens, does it stay in the forest or does it come with us 30 years into the future?

Certainly, we know that something or rather someone stayed…

No Spoiler either…