46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Very Enjoyable read,
This review is from: The Whaleboat House (Paperback)
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I wouldnt say that the murder mystery element filled me with a great deal of suspense but it was the books rich history and sense of atmosphere of 1940's Long Island and in particular that of East Hampton originally called Maidstone after the town in Kent, England from where its first settlers hailed.
The story centers primarily upon the 2 main characters being Conrad Labarde, a Basque Fisherman and Deputy Police Chief Tom Hollis. Both for their own reasons have an inextricable need to unravel and solve the mystery of the apparent suicide of society daughter Lillian Wallace.
Extremely well researched, from very early on and most certainly by the end of the book, you will feel a closeness and familiarity to the place, the peoples and its history.
I recommend this read and look forward to more works hopefully soon from Mark Mills!