The Rift, by Tess Burnside: #BookReview.

the rift

A touching story of love, betrayal, loss and redemption. Tess Burnside’s tale is told in simple form, perhaps a little too simple in terms of language. I found the repetitive use of ‘she’ to start multiple sentences a little wearing and would have preferred more variety of sentence structure to avoid this.

But the characters are all well drawn and it’s easy to empathise with them, especially the main protagonist.

The story deals with relationships and takes an insightful look at the difference between familial and romantic connections whilst emphasising the importance of love in such associations.

In the end, a satisfying tale, but one that would be much improved for this reader by the use of much more showing than telling.


[Any review is a personal opinion. No reviewer can represent the view of anyone else. The best we can manage is an honest reaction to any given book.]