I was really impressed by the writing and storytelling in this debut novel. Vicky Jones and Clare Hackney deal with some difficult subjects in Alabama in the 50s and it is not an easy book to read but it is worth it. The racism is appalling and some of the characters absolutely detestable. The level of hatred towards the black community was horrendous and I found it hard to stomach. But there were some good people too, those who were willing to stand up for what was right. Shona was a young woman with a past she tried to keep to herself. She was kind and strong and different from other women around her. Her growing feelings for Chloe, daughter of the boss, appealed to me and I enjoyed reading their interactions . 5 Stars.
I was given this ARC by the author in return for an honest review.