No, haven't read that one, but will admit to guilty Trudi Canavan reads (purloined from teen DD's room). Really crap, really, really crap, but ridiculously absorbing. EEk and EEuw. What had come over me?
Aarrrgh stop making me want to read new books! Actually, I'm curious about this because Jon Blake is one of my Facebook friends, a friend of a friend, and we have a shared political perspective/interest (don't know if that's reflected in his writing). Think he also has a young son, don't know if he or his dp/dw are on Mumsnet!