This was such an unbelievably sad book. Oh my word.Never having been a twin, I can't know how realistic their relationship was, but it certainly came across well.Doherty's 'writing voice' is the sort that I would normally write off as a Script of Things not Deep (never having read any books by her before), but what she's pulled off in this book is something special. She's got loss, love and village life all rolled into one spectacular story. So why only four stars, if I'm having trouble thinking of something negative to say about it? Well, it's not really my type of thing. It was good, I'm glad I read it, but...yeah, not my genre.