Takes place in Greece. The story is about 5 tourists who find themselves together when a tourist boat burns killing a few locals and some other tourists. As the days pass they learn a lot about themselves and the people who live in the village.
When "LOTR" came out in paperback in the late '60s or early '70s, my friends at Columbia told me to buy it, set aside a weekend, & just read & enjoy. (We didn't have the movies & the special effects, we used our imaginations to creat Middle Earth in our minds!) It was a treat.