The Butlers are back, as Niki Phillips’s second novel about the family takes up their story in the 1960s and we encounter Milo Butler once more. Father of a growing family, he is now his generation’s custodian of Riverside House. The story opens with a kidnapping and family members later become involved in the terrorist attacks in Dublin in the seventies, the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the Falklands War in 1982. Niki Phillips delivers another page-turner in which excitement, drama and tragedy stalk the lives of family members. But love and success are there too, with a lacing of humour through the rich tapestry of the story.