What an emotional read. Usually whenever we see clones in movies or books, the story is always set in the future amidst a highly technical science fiction background. Not this book. I loved that it was set in an alternate reality Britain (set around the 1950's if memory serves correctly) and the way the clones were utilised was not only horrifying but heartbreaking. Kathy and Tommy were amazing characters and although Ruth was a bit harder to like, you really felt sorry for her when her part of the story came to an end. I don't think I've ever cried as much as I did both reading this book and watching the film. A really fantastic read. Will be looking into more books by this author.