I think the previous reviewer gave a longer review so I will make this one shorter as there no need to repeat it all. I do like Kim Fielding and the books she writes contain rich detail and lovable characters. I have to say Brute is a fabulous book and this isn't quite at that level ( not much is) but it's worth a read. If however you want the best book by this author to try out her writing start at brute. Once that's done this is a good alternative!