The first book by Penelope that I have read and it did take me a while to settle into it. So glad I did, her use of words and phrases to describe sometimes relatively ordinary events or people was illuminating, everything came alive. I would call this novel psychological thriller, at times I was unsure of who the victim was and who the perpetrator was. For once the ending worked and kept me reading to the conclusion. Now on my second novel, thanks Penelope.