I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I started reading it knowing nothing of the history of Coventry, and felt pulled along by the story line. I loved the little trip back in time that it took near the beginning of the story, where you start to see things coming around in a circle, but it doesn't until nearly the very end.
It was interesting reading about the war from a country outside of Germany, being bombed BY the Germans (all the books I've read about WWII are about the concentration camps or life in Germany at the time) - and this really brings it home how many innocent lives are ended and how many people are hurt (physically or emotionally) by war.
This book all takes place within a few hours, with a few flashbacks, and is thoroughly enjoyable. I will be looking at more from this author, for sure.