Violence and sexual content are referred and inferred but never described. A nice easy read. A vacation book. The plot seemed confusing and weak with reference made to characters I'd never met in the story. Then I realized there had been a first book that I had not read, so the author went up in my esteem. Descriptions of nature are great. Tries to sound Gothic-novel-ish now and again, but I usually wondered what she was doing instead of "getting it."