Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Iris is the main character in the story and lives with her mother Hannah and her stepdad. Iris is a lovely character, she is very sweet, but her mother is a bit of a gold-digger and not at all a likeable character! On hearing that Iris' father Ernest is dying, she promptly takes the family back to the UK, in the hope that Iris' father Ernest will leave them a fortune from Ernest upon his death.
This is a story of a man dying, the tenderness of his daughter meeting him, and her mother's greed. It has a lot of jumping from the past to the present etc, but the story is beautifully done the descriptions used are fantastic, I loved the character of Ernest, he may have been dying but he was not oblivious to his ex-wife's greed and was making sure she didn't get her sticky fingers on his money or his personal effects. An extremely well-written story, it tugs at your heart and also gets you mad at times at people's greediness at a time when death is looming, which is, unfortunately, more common that we imagine.
I cannot say that the cover would attract me to pick up this book, but I am glad that I was given the opportunity by the publishers via NetGalley to read this book in return for an honest review.
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