“I hate you. But those words can barely convey the depth, the breadth, the soaring height of this hatred.”
The narrator has experienced every mother’s worst nightmare: Ruth Sutton’s grown daughter Lizzie has been brutally murdered. Trying to make sense of this tragedy the letters spew vitriol. Staincliffe also tells the backstory of Ruth and Lizzie’s livies. Ruth has to deal with her young granddaughter’s confusion about where her mummy went, and why she is never coming back. It is an excellent treaties on forgiveness. I don’t want to say too much but read this book.
Letters is a well written page turner. Staincliffe writes court room drama well. Its a must read.