I highly recommend this paperback! I am no literary expert, but I appreciate books that have simple dialogue with complex stories and characters alive with rainbows of true emotions. Many outcomes can be conjured up when you have some children, adults, distant relatives, and old residences in Boston. The scenery was so rich and vivid I can envision them all as I was delving farther into the story. There were some laugh-out loud moments for me in some character exchanges, and some startling events that made me continue chapters even though I was going to retire for the night (since I only read this at bedtime).
What I found interesting was the tagline on the front and the description on the back of the book: once you finish the story, you realize that only some of it applies. I don't know if that was to make the book more appealing to buyers, but when you really think about it the wording could've been chosen differently!
I believe this falls under the "Gothic" novel category, and we all know the general reputation of plots that genre has... whether you are masculine or feminine, I urge you to add this to your repertoire.