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I read The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry with my book club at college and I honestly didn't expect much from it. I selected this out of the two book choices we were given because I'm partial to mental hospitals as I find the history of them very interesting.
Whilst this book was set in a mental hospital, the story actually focused on the patient having flash backs of her life in Ireland, which wasn't too bad considering it wasn't reason for me picking up the book. The tale of her life was interesting and as the story progresses little things start to add up here and there.
Though I must say whilst I enjoyed the book, the ending felt forced, somewhat pushed, as there were a lot of coincidences to get all the loose ends to tie up but I guess in a way it was clever.