If I could give this 4.5 stars, I think that would be a more appropriate rating. I really enjoyed reading this book, but there were a few little niggles that prevent me from giving it a full 5 stars. One of the so-called 'twists' in the plot was honestly, blindingly obvious and I saw it coming well before I was half way through the novel, but apart from that the story line was good. There was also one occasion where a passage was almost repeated - a part of the storyline that had been mentioned a couple of pages before (I won't give too much away, but about a feather), was re-written within another passage, which shows slightly lacking editing skills. However, despite these imperfections, I was still able to really enjoy the novel, and will still read the second in the series.