The action starts right away in All the Tomorrows as a woman suspiciously follows her husband in order to discover his secret. That secret would change her life.
The book is set in India a few decades ago, and it's clear the author has done a lot of research to make the time period and the characters come alive. The characters live in a world that is pretty foreign to me, which made for a fantastic learning experience. It made me think about elder family members I have had who have passed on; were their lives like this?
I find that books like this can get overly wordy, but this one did not fall into that trap. There was just enough description to bring the scenes to life, but not so much that you feel like you're wasting your time.