If you are at all interested in anthropology or the lives of your Neanderthal ancestors, this novel will be an enjoyable read. This reminds me somewhat of the old series called Clan of the Cave Bears, but it is much easier to read (and shorter). The author Claire Cameron acknowledges help from Yuval Harari and Ian Tattersall.
Perhaps this will be the first of a series. I hope so. I know I enjoyed it. Thought provoking. It is a “fast read” and holds your attention. But caution is required, this is either adults only or at least older teens.