I really wanted to read this to try to get a better perspective of sexual abuse in an era so complicated by hype. I was not disappointed. The author has put great effort into getting balance and in so doing has captured the incredible complexities.

These felt like real characters, you can understand them and at the same time be perplexed. This is how I am about people in general. This book highlights how flawed we all are, constricted by history and convention, to ready to slap on labels without proper understanding.

It makes you think a lot about your own attitudes and how you might react in the same circumstances. Unfortunately, the answer is a little uncomfortable to face.

I'd mark this as an essential read for anyone but be warned. It challenges your assumptions and there is no simple, happy conclusion.