I really like how well the author captures the feeling of an island off the mid-coast of Maine, and the references to the surrounding area show that if he doesn't know the area he certainly did his homework. The family reminds me of the Wyeth's, and from the references in the story it was clear that it was supposed to. The family dynamic is interesting, and I like the relationship with the island community as well. I like that the housekeeper didn't think of Finn quite what he thought she did.The mystery was interesting, and I liked seeing how things played out in that aspect. For me the romance was the weakest aspect of the story. I can't imagine why Finn would forgive Conn, and even if he did I can't imagine being able to build a solid relationship after what Conn did sorry, but sleeping with my twin brother would be a deal breaker for me. There is no way I would EVER be able to trust him again. Added to that I didn't find his character to be particularly compelling or interesting. He's smart, and pretty, but also a bit arrogant, and careless.I like the story, and, for me, losing the love story would only have made it stronger. I would have preferred knowing more about Finn's family, and his relationship with his brother.