This is a very well written literary novel. Based on the blurb, you could be forgiven for thinking that it might be a teeny bit hard going – and be warned that Lizzie, the narrator, can be infuriating at times. But finding out why she was behaving that way was one of the reasons I kept reading. The other main reason was the quality of the writing - for instance, I found myself nodding in recognition at the depictions of the awkwardness of group and family behaviour in the various “set pieces” on the island (the novel weaves between these and Lizzie reflecting on various events in her past – not just the loss of her baby, but her relationship with her sister as well).
It may not be to everyone’s taste, but I really enjoyed it - for a longer review, which may help you decide if this is your cup of tea, see:
(review of free book)