The Invisible Guardian - Dolores Redondo, Emma Gregory

...that is, it's a disturbing listen. The prose is smooth and mostly calm and the characters are described with dispassionate accuracy, so I can start to be lulled into a sort of  there's-nothing-to-worry-about-here  mood and then we'll be back in Salazar's childhood and her mother will be doing something unpleasant and WHAM the emotion goes from nothing to very distressing. 


I'm rolling with it at the moment, but there'd better be a very good reason for these scenes or because if all this is gratuitous, I'll be very pissed off.