Still Point, a review by Di

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Tammy Greenwood

Kensington Books
February 20, 2024
399 pages

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This is a story about ballet. It is a story about mothers and daughters. But, it is a story about so much more.

We get to see the ballet version of the soccer mom. We get to see the competitiveness of young girls (and a few young boys) at a private ballet school. And, we also are privy to the soap opera-ish lives of the mothers. The mothers’ influence is reflected in the daughters’ actions and personalities.

Each chapter is told from a different character’s perspective. The author is great at building suspense. This is not a classic psychological thriller by any means, but each chapter seems to leave you hanging. The next chapter is from another character’s point of few, so the reader is obliged to wait. And, it made this reader turn the pages faster. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next.

Character-driven and plot-driven. I must admit, in the beginning, it was hard to keep the characters straight and to remember which daughter belonged to which mom. But it didn’t take long to immerse myself in the story. It definitely kept my interest.

I knew of many little girls who took ballet lessons but I never realized how disciplined and gruelling and competitive it could be. Very interesting.

Great ending! Great read!

I have been a fan of Ms Greenwood for many years, I have read most of her books. Each book has been unique. I never know what to expect but I’ve never been a disappointed.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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