I loved this book. It is a story of three related women which slowly unfurls like a flower to reveal the truth within. It is beautifully written on every level - use of language, characterisation, plot - and the secrets which emerge are both shocking and yet totally believable.
The author is wonderful at leading the reader into the mind of her characters, especially child-Esme, whose intelligence and otherworldliness is brilliantly realised.
A number of reviewers found the ending mysterious or abrupt, but I thought it was perfectly clear and entirely understandable from the series of revelations which preceded it. And who would blame Esme for such an act?
I highly recommend this book.