I must be cynical and getting old but if a book could be edited to be more succinct, it would really help 'readability'. This is a sprawling novel and I read at a gallop and still it felt too long for me. Different POVs usually adds to the plot but I felt the author was playing hard to get and the mind game got tiring for what could have been a straight forward novel about crime and recrimination. Instead it tried to weave a mystery around a single incident over 400 pages but couldn't sustain the tension. The historical details didn't matter after awhile and I was trying my best not to flip to the last few chapters to get it over with.