Fans only? — 6 years ago
I was looking forward to reading this, as I always do with new books. I read a review that said Shreve is a rather depressing writer, so I was a little concerned, but I read on.
In the end, I can say that it is a very well written book, but I didn’t like what it was about. The characters were well expressed and believeable, but I didn’t like them as people. There was a dual-storyline which was enjoyable, but in the end I was not convinced that it was necessary or appropriate.
I didn’t really like it, but if you’re a fan of Anita Shreve, or her themes, then you probably would.