I began reading this book, and I was sucked into the story, flying through the pages and returning to it as often as I could until I'd finished it. That says a lot to me. The author painted visual settings without excess boring descriptions. The writing flowed smoothly, building and unveiling evidence- clues that made me suspicious about the identity of the villain but left me wondering how the pieces fit together. Characters proved relatable and believably interacted with each other. The depth of depravity, with all revealed, is shocking and evil. I strongly recommend this book. Well done, Ms. Burke.