"T. Greenwood's new novel is a powerful, haunting tale of enduring love, destructive secrets, and opportunities that arrive in disguise . . ."An excellent book, great story, great writing! I recommend it!
Irene discovered that her husband, Gil, was reading her private journal, so she started writing in it for him for him to read, in an effort to manipulate him into letting her go. Irene wanted out of the marriage, so she set about it by writing things that would upset Gil. Of course, Gil could not confront her about what she wrote or then she would know that he had been reading her journals. Meanwhile, Irene began keeping another journal for herself. Shadow Tag goes back and forth between her writings in the two journals.
Irene and Gil have three children, who, of course, are witness to all of the animosity, fighting and violence that went on in the marriage. The author does an excellent job with the children's emotions and feelings.
I have to admit that I found the end of the book to be quite surprising, although the more I have thought about their relationship, perhaps I shouldn't have been so surprised. I liked the way she ended the book after the surprise. (You will just have to read it to know what I am talking about!). Good book!