never having read this author I bought the book based on the reviews ,and was not disappointed . Like everyone else I had to get through the first two chapters ,then the author leads you into the life of Sophia which at times can be a little manic !! the further into the book you get the more you need to know what happened next!! I couldn't put the book down , plus when you get to the last chapter your first thought is I didn't see that coming , a very good read .