Breathtaking. This was a thrilling read. Some parts were properly spooky and had me sitting up in bed not ready to turn the light off yet, but then out of the blue and even in the middle of one of the séances I nearly spat my drink out laughing unexpectedly. The humour in this book jabs at you when you are so involved you don't see it coming. Very original. Very special. The characters are just excellent. I adored them. Good strong female characters that won't put up with anything they don't want to. I couldn't believe a man had written them because there are thoughts and rivalries and delicate little looks that are perfectly observed. I do hope this has a sequel because I'm not ready to let go of the characters. I could and probably will read this again.