About the book
When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were unlike any adults he had met before. But it was his contemporaries, the Grace twins Myles and Chloe, who most fascinated Max. He grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that was to follow.
Reviewed by St Ives Reading Group:
This book was good on description but poor on dialogue. Characterisation was detailed but the story line unsatisfactory. A pretentious use of unusual words but a good twist at the end. – this was a consensus among all readers present.
Star rating: **