This really is big little lies meets picnic at hanging rock!!!
The dynamics of the school mums was perfectly captured. I completely felt the complexity of motherhood from the desire to ‘get in your car and not come back’ to the drudgery ‘scrambling to hold it all together’ to that fierce ‘heart ache’ ‘home smelling’ love.
It was so well done.
The novels hauntingly beautiful ghost town ‘the abandoned air of the township’ and the art deco hotel was so real I can’t wait to stay there, you know there are ‘so many stories lost, steeped into the valley’s soul’….
I loved the lost summers and I was afraid my expectations were too high but they were completely superseded, I think this is one I’ll be thinking about for a long time to come