I enjoyed this book a lot. The story moves between 2 time periods (1985 and WWII) and 2 narrators, but I was never confused about what was going on. I found myself drawn equally into both storylines, which is rare in a dual-time-period novel (usually one story or the other is more compelling).
One small quibble: There was a minor “magical” element which seemed important to the story at first, but then was largely forgotten. I think it would have been more effective to either do more with the magical element or leave it out entirely.
I am looking forward to reading more books by this new-to-me author.