I spent the first half of the book INSANELY confused as to why it kept jumping between a present day murder mystery, an eighth-century monastery, and England in 1947. To the point where I actually said "Why the hell is this at all relevant?!?!" out loud a couple of times.
But in the second half of the book, everything pulled together, and it all made sense. Well, mostly. I'm still not entirely sure why (view spoiler)[ knowledge of when people are going to die is helpful (hide spoiler)]
if you don't know where or how... And the ending was a bit "Dun dun DUUUUUUUUUUUN" for my liking.
That said, it was still an enjoyable (if at times confusing!) read.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>