The Comforts of Home by Susan Hill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'd seriously wondered where the author was taking Simon after the pretty horrific events in The Soul of Discretion and finally, after five years, I found out. This was a perfect winter's day read.
Setting this on both a remote Scottish island and in Lafferton and toning down the action, focusing more on relationships and identity was a good move. We see Simon, Cait, Cait's new husband and son Sam, and their Simon and Cait's father all searching for what's next in their lives, with a little light mystery in between. The Scottish mystery also centers on identity, while the Lafferton one is slightly more complex and violent.
With luck, it won't be another five years before we head back to Lafferton.
eARC provided by publisher.