Wonderful writer – insightful, and masterly with description. Also the author of MAILMAN, which is one of the funniest portraits of outright despair I have read. CASTLE is very different to MAILMAN, and the first two thirds had me spellbound and walking into walls. Very ambitious novel about memory, abuse, mental illness, with a mystery at its heart that actually reminded me of LOST. I think it takes a great writer to be able to render moving to a small town and renovating a house in such an interesting and absorbing way. A keeper.