This novel has all the elements for a great story - set in a prison, a woman falsely accused, discrimination against albinos and indeed all difference, the politics of Zimbabwe. As well, it is a book of memory and written in a way which mirrors how memory works. However, the book did not succeed. It used suspense, but presented the background information in a very crowded few chapters; and there was little character development. It is as if the author could not decide which path she was following.