I read this after seeing the book `bigged- up’ in a national Sunday broadsheet.

I started out thinking I’d made a bad call. It’s a slow starter and I feared it might be more of a romantic family saga.

Set for the most part on Martha’s Vineyard between the end of World War 2 and the late`60s, the 5 main characters provide narrative chunks of the story sequentially, and once the murder takes place, the pace and intrigue kicks in and it really engaged me.

lf you’re looking for an easy to read old-fashioned thriller then this is for you.