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What a good book
on 9 February 2016
I confess to feeling a little frustrated with this book at the beginning. It starts with Izzy and Tom finding a baby, together with a dead man, in a boatmthat has been washed up on their isolated island. Then we find ourselves going back 10yrs or so to what happened to Tom in WWI, how he got his job on Janus Island (a bit too much about lighthouse regulations for me!) and how he met Izzy. I didn't want to know any of that ... I wanted to know about the baby and what they were going to do with her! So I'm afraid I 'skim read' those chapters so that I could get back to the present day (which was actually 1926). After that I couldn't put the book down; I just had to know what they were going to do. Don't want to spoil it by giving too much away but I felt great sympathy for Izzy, and for Tom too ....... And I had to keep reminding myself that others might be suffering as a result of their actions. How would any of us react if we were in their situation though? A heartbreaking story where you know there are foing to be 'winners and losers' ..... How wrong of me was it to want Izzy to be one of the winners???
I believe this is being made into a film ... will look forward to that!