Intrigued by the blurb and the writer’s tags and comments, I was entirely sure what to expect from this book. I found the beginning a little slow and hard to get into as I don’t have any specific knowledge or personal experience of colonial/ ex-pat Africa. However, the writing style is engaging and as you get further in and the characters and plot develop you become more comfortable with the setting and more involved in the story. The issue of colonialism and the intentional and unintentional legacies and aspirations of ex-pats is particularly interesting while the religious tension which grows throughout the book is both topical and thought provoking. This book has left me wanting to know more about a variety of relevant subjects and curious to read other works by the same author.