Within a few pages of reading this new Linda Gillard book I knew I was going to be sucked in. I am 5’ 10”, I work in a costume house and wear flat shoes…….of course I was going to find some form of connection with this book (you’ll see what I mean if you read it, which of course you will, won’t you!) Anyway, there is so much more than finding a self important connection like that. Linda always writes in a style that sucks you in. You don’t even have to try to imagine being there, to see the views and the moments she describes, you just are there. If the frosty ground crackles underfoot, you hear it, you can feel the sensation. If a room is described as cold, you feel it. You can smell the aroma’s as they come off the page. It’s like being with people you know, that by the end of the book you will feel the loss of a friend as you close the book, eager for their to be a second in the series just so you can say hello to them again and see how they are doing. And that’s quite a statement for someone who is very suspicious with anything that has ‘2’ in the title.