This is the second book by Sara J. Henry, her first in this series was “Learning to Swim” which I reviewed for my book club in 2011. This year, the vote was unanimous and we decided to read the second one for November 2014. We all loved the first one and we were hopeful that the high quality writing would continue.
I must say I was very much taken with the style of her writing in this book. It was very thought-provoking, a tale of looking beyond first impressions as you may be surprised by what you learn. The core mystery comes out right away, but there is so much beyond this. Who is Tobin Winslow? Why was he in Saranac? What is the story behind Jessamyn? Those are the true mysteries. The pace is a bit slower, a bit more thoughtful but I liked it more than the first. Admittedly, the rest of the book club liked the first one best. So, I recommend reading them both and forming your own opinion!
You can read this story without having read the first book, but it does help you understand some of the side story lines if you read Learning to Swim first.