Set in Edinburgh, the drug capital of Europe in the 1980's, this book is gritty, real and painful in places, but it is also filled with a sense of hope and a sense of power that gives it such character. It was so easy to identify with Mandy, the main character - her life, her struggles and her complete disbelief at what was happening to her family, a family she thought she had worked so hard and successfully to bring up on her own. We see her go through the phases of denial, anger and finally action to deal with her children's drug addiction.
The narrative is very readable and the characterizations true and believable. This is an exceptional book that I couldn't stop reading once I had started it. It would be an excellent read for anyone.
In case anyone reading this is unsure, let me make it quite clear. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!Well done to the author and much more success in the future I hope. Absolutely worth every one of those five stars I gave it!