I was engrossed from the first page and remained so until the very last word. I must be honest, I almost put the book down halfway through . Let’s just say I was less than thrilled, ok angry, with a couple of the characters, lol. I had to keep reading because I needed to know the ending to this cafarfulness (my word). The author ended the book in such a way that she can now write a prequel, sequel or inbetweenqual (my word). My only wish is that there was more to read. Money well spent.