It’s one of those books that you think about long after you’ve finished reading it. In fact, straight after I finished it, I went back and started re-reading it – which is a first for me.
I think this may be her best book.
The structure and pacing are really well done. Sometimes the mash up of events is almost too mashed. I think it will actually be a more enjoyable read the second time around when you aren’t constantly checking back for previous clues – but of course you miss out on all the surprises. There are some quite good bluffs and double bluffs in the novel, so you think you’ve guessed and then you think you are wrong, and then you think you are right. But unlike an Agatha Christie novel, the clues are there from the start.
Kate Morton has a blog and facebook page, which she actually updates fairly regularly.
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