It almost reminded me of the Magdalen girls but that is where it stopped being anything like that great book . This one was sad and depressing to say the least . So the main character gives birth to the head of the cork crime family and that is where it all started to unravel . Just horrific the way he said things and how he did things . As a mother I cannot imagine the pain she felt looking at her son knowing she had given birth to a monster of a man .