This author really seems to be hit and miss for me. I never know if I'm going to get a good read or a crappy one from her books. Each time I hit "buy" on amazon I pray and hope it's one of her better written books.In the case of this one, it was actually a good read. I did not love it, but I liked it well enough that I was no cringing and constantly checking to see if it was almost done. She's drawn enough of my interest that I will be picking up the next installment when it comes out.