Rating: 4 out of 5

Good, and plentiful characters, an interesting story. But what actually stuck out for me was a personality quirk of one of the main character’s Mum’s - counting things. Probably as an antidote to anxiety. In her later years, when travelling by car, Mum used to count motorbikes and caravans. I’ve been wondering for a while if a few of Mum’s quirks were actually anxiety disguises/coping strategies, and this may be another one.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account