I was a bit torn between giving this 3 or 4 stars. I really wanted to give it 3.5 and, as I really enjoyed the second half of the book, I generously upped it to 4.
The first half of this book is set in the late Sixties, early Seventies and the second half is set in the early part of this century. I have to admit, I found the first half a little slow going and I wasn't really that bothered about the characters. As soon as the story changed to the early 2000s, I started enjoying it a lot more and found it hard to put it down, so I ended up finishing it over a weekend. Not sure whether I would be too bothered searching out anything else by this author, but it was a reasonable read and worth persevering to find out how everything turned out in the end.