Why did I love this book?
This is a novel that flowed and engaged and made me think. An imagined and beautifully written retelling of historical events that actually took place.
I learned something new about the past and the private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I also enjoyed it as a fine, page-turner of a read and an unfolding crime story. Like many of Julian Barnes’ books it works on multiple levels, which makes for a rewarding, as well as an entertaining, read. Ultimately, it was a book that made me want to read it.