I picked this up because I can't take any more crime books that are full of brutal murders and torture. And I guess this did fit the bill - very old style Agatha Christie with all the characters stuck on an island with a mix of rich people, servants and a priest. And it had a lighthouse for my lighthouse theme. Did have some brutal murders and a lot of torture of characters by their parents (mostly historical) but as the characters were all pretty wooden (and a lot of them rich) it didn't get under the skin.
I passed it on to John who is grateful for something really unchallenging. Sends him to sleep within minutes!