Stunning! This is the second novel written by Kate Morton, but I read it first, before reading her debut novel, The House at Riverton. Of Morton’s three novels, this is my favorite. Time jumping, character jumping, and location jumping, Morton unfolds her mysterious story. She does it so well. Although this title is not officially characterized as a mystery, it is! And that is what keeps you reading late at night. The characters are relatable and likeable. Plus, there is a bit of romance tossed in for good measure.
Regarding sexual content, there is one sexual incidence/scene that is essential to the plot, but in my opinion was tastefully and respectfully handled without excessive or graphic description. (If someone were to argue the clean read recommendation, it would be based on their interpretation of that scene.) One character is somewhat sexually menacing (innuendo and references). I was comfortable recommending this book to my mother and aunt. The violence of note involves accidents resulting in some deaths.
Mature Subject Matter:
This is an adult book written for an adult audience with themes that revolve around relationships, responsibilities, missed opportunities, life tragedies, and finding peace and resolution.
Alcohol / Drug Use: