Fairly mixed views on this one. When I first began reading, I was instantly riveted as Nora's backstory was progressively revealed. Nora is a very compelling protagonist despite her many flaws and traumatic background. Her search for the daughter she gave up 15 years prior throws up many distressing memories and ghosts from her past which she'd sooner keep locked away.
I thought that there was just the right amount of description in there to give a sense of place, but not so much that it drags and bogs you down with detail.
The book also touched on issues like race and homelessness which I felt were an important aspect.
The pace really picked up as the end of the book neared but then I felt a bit let down by the conclusion. I know that it's meant to leave room for more books, but I really prefer neat endings. I just felt like the plot lost its way a little at the end and that a lot of questions were left open which I think could've been wrapped up a bit more while still enabling a sequel.
Overall, I'd give this book 3.5/5. I did enjoy it, I thought it had a good pace and a feisty heroine but the ending let it down for me.
This e-book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.