A seventeen year old girl loses her mum in a car crash and is sent to live with her aunt’s family, a bunch of gangsters. The main character Ida has to decide whether she will chose her newfound family over the right and wrongs of their nefarious dealings.
You get the feeling that Ida’s previous life was one of loneliness, that her mother was an addict and there was a lot of neglect. Her aunt’s house is full of kisses and cuddles, and chit-chat and banter, and everyone round the table for breakfast. Whatever the criminal aspects, it’s more wholesome than she’s ever had before. You can tell she really craves that mother-daughter bond. But how far will she go to belong?