It took me a while to get into this book; for quite a while I thought I was missing something but couldn't put my finger on what it was. However, once I did "click" with it, I actually found it to be a real page-turner.
There is a good sense of place, even though I have no idea about the area in which it is set, I have a very clear picture in my head. The writing is atmospheric and the characters are all particularly unlikeable, to the point that at times there is a huge sense of disappointment in the main character, but in some way this added to the book.
I don't know anything about the author but the ending reads as if there is another book planned, which I shall definitely look out for as I am intrigued to see where the author takes this.
A good 3.5 to 4 stars for me.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.