Sarah Pinborough has woven a wonderful little tale based on the "Snow White" original fairytale..where our heroine is not quite as snowy and white as she once was, and the evil Queen has hidden depths and an agenda not seen in the wonderful world of Disney. I will caution - this is for adults, don't be reading it to the little ones, this one is all for us grown ups (well those of us who are perhaps not QUITE as grown up as we appear!) Ms Pinborough is adept at weaving in elements of the story we all remember from our childhood, whilst turning it on its head and giving us a brand new interpretation which is an absolute joy to read. The ending was stunning - and what with threads of other fairy tales dotted about in there, I think I see a pattern emerging. "Charm" and "Beauty" are following soon and I will be first in line to devour them. In the meantime we will have "Mayhem" to keep us busy - if this is what the author can do with Snow White I am really looking forward to what she may do with Jack the Ripper! On a final note: If you can, get yourself a hardcopy of this book rather than the Kindle version (I picked one up from my local bookshop) - it is absolutely beautiful, and the illustrations that send you headlong into each chapter are fantastic and add to overall aesthetic feel of the novel. I stand in awe. More please.