Hmm, I can't quite decide how I feel about this book. This is essentially a story about coming of age in the midst of a small community in the late '50s early '60s. There is a creepy old guy, troubled families, secrets, abuse and a serial killer on the loose. However, I just didn't really feel gripped by the story. The writing was good enough to keep me going until the end, but it didn't really strike any serious cords with me.
Suffice it to say that I don't regret having spent the time reading the book. I just don't know that I'll remember it all that well a year from now.