Thursday 17 January 2019

Review: The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright

Cornelia Blackwood is about to do something very wrong, for reason she believes to be right.

She has a loving marriage but she has no friends. 

Everyone knows Cornelia's name but no one will speak to her now.

Cornelia has unraveled once before. What could possibly happen to her next?

An urgent and important novel of love, loss, tragedy and daring to hope again.

Review: Oh my goodness this was such an amazing book but so hard to talk about without giving any spoilers! It literally gripped me so much that I read it in six hours without stopping and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was definitely a slow burn of a plot line in that I could not predict in anyway where it was going. I didn't know how it was going to end until the actual last sentence and I loved that! 

Leah was a great man in character because you know she has been through some things and so she gets your sympathy right away. The more you learn about her life, the more you worry for her and yet want things to work out for her at the same time. There are a few supporting characters who come in and out of the novel, Leah's husband Adrian and his father Paul but this book really is all about Leah. 

There are quite a few strong themes running through the book and this novels does definitely come with care warnings for baby loss and probably recent grief as well but if you're ok with those then you are going to love this absolute page turner. I did wonder initially what the relevance of the bird on the cover was but all becomes clear once you get into the finale of this novel and now I am VERY suspicious of the crows that I see. I cried, I gasped, I was utterly gripped, could I ask for anything more? I highly recommend this novel! 

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