Ms Stroud has written a tale that takes you by the throat and drags you through a revenge story that makes you shudder in disgust at the actions of a group of powerful men. You root for the person making them pay but this tale is not for the faint of heart.
Child abuse is rampant in the modern world and this is a lot like a revenge fantasy for those who have suffered this crime.
My issue with this tale is that it gallops from start to finish. If she had taken more time with this tale should would have something I could easily see being made into an award winning movie. The subject matter and the characters would ensure it but it runs too quickly from start to finish without a true understanding of the important characters of our heroes.
This author writes amazing tales and I suggest you read everything she has out.