Thirty-five years after graduation Jane goes back to the boarding school she went to high school at with her son because she has no other choice. It goes back and forth in time from the present to the days when Jane was in school. I kept reading to see if something would happen but it didn't and after I got over a bit fifty percent in I just decided to stop since I'm not going to force myself to read something that isn't capturing my interest.
This is an easy read but it just didn't draw me in. I'll admit that I'm not the biggest fan of books that go back and forth in time although I have enjoyed books that do that. For me it was just very choppy the way it went back and forth instead of smoothly. After a while I was thinking I don't really care about the mystery in this book. I don't care who murdered the headmaster and I don't care about why the writing of this particular student reminded Jane of a friend from the past. I will point out that there is mention of suicide. I don't know if it goes beyond mentioning such and such a character committed it but it hadn't when I stopped reading.