I read this a couple months ago for a book thing, finally posted a full review on GR the other day, and now I’m doing it here.
So…I liked the story; the mystery is what piqued my interest in the first place. But…
The telling over showing kind of bogged it down. Some sentences seem a little awkwardly-phrased and there was some unnecessary capitalization.
The constant switch between ‘Justin’, ‘Justin Morgan’, and ‘Dr. Morgan’ and ‘Dr. Justin Morgan’ to refer to Justin in the narrative was a bit…annoying, for lack of a better word. I was fine with other characters calling him ‘Dr. Morgan’, but using the multiple variations in the narrative kept taking me out of the story.
Not having Amy’s thoughts in italics confused me at first, making me think she was talking aloud to herself until it was said she was thinking.
I didn’t know what time period it was until I found out it’s supposed to be the 50s. To be honest, it doesn’t sound like the 50s, but more like the 30s. Maybe even the 20s.
The ending was a bit jolting too, especially since I never saw any hint of romance between the younger couples. Not that I can remember, anyway. And I found out that one character was actually young, not old like I’d thought. (I may have missed that earlier in the story though, come to think of it)
I also thought another character was a woman at first, until his first name was mentioned long after he had been introduced.
Anyway, those are my thoughts.