I'm not really sure what I think of this book. It's dark - almost Gothic in tone - and I didn't find the characters all that sympathetic. Even so, I was anxious to see just what was going to happen next. After I finished it, though, I wasn't sure I actually LIKED the book. Well-written, yes; with an interesting plot and lots of character development, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. However, this is the author's first book and she impressed me enough that I will take a long look at anything else she may write.