Another book which uses flash backs to a previous crime. Is it me or are these becoming more and more common.
The story centres around Laura and Kit, and their family and “friends”.
Kit is a bit of a strange character, introverted when younger, and not much of a change when he is older. But he has one unique quality, he is an Eclipse chaser. Whenever a total eclipse of the sun occurs, wherever it happens in the world, Kit must be there.
In the present-day Laura is his wife, and she’s pregnant. This wouldn’t normally be a problem but there is an eclipse due and it means Kit is going to travel to the Faroe Isles, not a trip suitable for his wife.
This will be their first time apart for some time, but worst of all, it will mean that both are isolated from each other since the incident they refer to as The Lizard.
The Lizard was an incident that happened during the total eclipse of the sun in 1999. An eclipse that Kit and Laura witnessed in Cornwall at the Lizard.
The flashback crime happens during the festival which marked the 1999 eclipse. Laura witness a vicious attack and becomes a key witness.
Ramifications of her actions ripple out to start to affect the couple in 2015.
The isolation of the Faroe Islands would be an ideal place to get to Kit on his own. Laura is more isolated than she thinks at home, and somebody is out for revenge.
This story is very original, at times for me it’s a bit rambling, but it is worth persevering with for the twists and turns in the plot.
It will keep you guessing till the end, and may even have you a little bit frustrated that you didn’t see the outcome earlier, but that’s never a bad thing.
This is the type of book I like to read on holiday when I have time to luxuriate in deep descriptions and dead-end sub-plots.
However, right now, I found myself skimming through chunks of it that were all a bit unnecessary.