In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; but his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it really happened. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever.
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After the fall
Yes. Nicolette McKenzie did a wonderful job narrating this book. With the exceptions of her accents, which were passable (not great), her tone was pitch-perfect and emotion handled like a paint brush. Her ability to immitate children's voices was well-done without being really annoying, a feat indeed!
I enjoyed this book and was hooked from the very beginning. One thing I couldn't understand, and probably may not, is Martha's ability to keep secrets to the detriment of her family. Perhaps I will reread this book to get an understanding of the complex loyalties that are beneath the surface, but at a first read I just couldn't get it (the only reason I gave this book 4 stars).
I will read more by both this author and narrator - assuming that whoever published Freeing Grace will allow it to be available in my country (which, as of this review, has not happened).
Great work by a talented author and narrator.
Fascinating insight into complex family issues