Nice review by Anne Hamilton at the beginning of the year.
“Newburgh is definitely more Oxford/Cambridge than red-brick university and the hierarchies between faculty and students and the so-called ‘town and gown’ are very clear – until the characters start blurring them. Isla, herself, is the person whose role sits somewhat in the middle.
“The setting is strong – the traditional and elite college life being nibbled at the edges by the need to move with the times – and the characters largely engaging and, in some cases, all too realistic. It’s not just a description of campus life either, there are several dimensions to the plot that finally come together…in time to face the now-fabled Millennium Bug.”