I tried to like this book, and it wasn’t bad. It just isn’t my cup of tea. Recommended by a trusted friend, I read it to the end. Lippman’s writing is so good, this wasn’t too difficult a challenge. The problem was the plot. The story of five children, told mostly in flashbacks, I just couldn’t bring myself to care about any of them. It reminded me of The Lake House by Kate Morton, so if you like this sort of thing, you will probably like this.