Just finished this book, Kate Atkinson's latest. She is my favorite contemporary author and an amazing plotter. I wound up with post-its all over the front cover - names, spouses, important details - just to keep the characters straight. Atkinson includes lots of narrative and I always feel as if I know her characters intimately... I can see, hear and almost smell them. She includes multitudes of sensory detail.
And she is wonderfully maddening. Just as soon as I think I've discovered a possible answer, the "clue" turns into a red herring. I just love it when that happens!
Now it's on to Swallows and Amazons.