The story has an old-world charm, and no wonder since it is based in the 1960s. The author displays a fine ability to ‘show – and – not – tell’ – it made the characters come alive for me – their flaws and strengths, their beauty and ugliness, all were exposed.
The narrative is brisk – no long, never-ending sentences; the author moves quickly from scene to scene, and the plot develops at a nice clip. From the clever hook at the very beginning, to the twist at the end, the story is entertaining and gives us a glimpse into the world of glamorous women, gallant officers, rapacious gold-diggers, benevolent strangers, and trustworthy friends.
I thoroughly enjoyed this bracing book and recommend it for your bookshelf.