This is a novel set in the 1980s.  Written in small sections headed by the name of a character, it is easy to pick up and put down.  It would thus be ideal for commuters on public transport!  Some of the characters are described from their own viewpoint and others from that of the author.  I didn’t find that a problem.  The main issues the characters have to face involve differences of opinion between scientific and religious viewpoints.  I found all the characters were believable.  The story gradually revealed more about each one through a plot, which did not seem contrived.  There are ten questions for book groups at the end.

The second book in the series is The Labyrinth Year.  I am looking forward to reading it.

They are published by Hodge Publishing.