I wish I'd got this as a printed book instead of an ebook though, because it's the extraordinary collection of photographs that lift this book out of the everyday and make it something special. According to the author's note at the end, they are all genuine vintage photos, only a few of which have undergone a little photoshop tinkering to fit the story. They are so striking, I found myself staring at many of them and wondering who the real people in the pictures had been. I wonder whether the author already knew what story he was going to tell before he found the pictures, or whether he wove a story around the photos he'd already found. Probably a bit of both.
The ending of the novel makes it clear there's likely to be a sequel, and I shall be very intrigued to see what happens next and what new selection of photographs we are to be treated to. Four stars.