I have read two of this lady's books previously which were sequential though I inadvertently read the later story first (possibly
how it was written) so I kne I could expect a lot of nastiness. I was not disappointed as the first part of the novel does have
a horrifying climax which is completly in keeping with the build-up to this point. I id find that the middle section sagged
rather and failed to maintain tension but the final chapters and the syaryling twist in them worked admirably.