Thanks, Ealdemodor, I've just downloaded a sample on to my kindle. I think I've read other Lousie Candlish books but not that one. Have you read Stone Cradle by another Louise, Louise Doughty? I can highly recommend it.
I discovered Louise Candlish quite recently, very much enjoyed "Our House", "The Swimming Pool", "The Disappearance of Emily Marr" and "The Second Wife" not so keen on "Those People" though, but I do look out for her books now.