"Blink" has been suffering from long term dementia and often retreats into a past scarred with the bodies of fellow soldiers from The Great War. Paul feels a deep need to atone for misdeeds against his family and decides to assist his grandfather in the creation of a garden in the ravaged soil of Queenstown. "Blink" is in quite a bad way and thinks his grandson is Angus McBain, his great mate from the war. Whilst working the unforgiving land, both men rediscover themselves and uncover deeply hidden incidents from their pasts
Windmill Hill has a gentle but familiar tone and is written sensitively. The characters are drawn well and are very relatable and the descriptions of place are evocative without being overly descriptive. I found it to be a compelling story that flowed well with enough mystery and suspense to keep me involved.