this book should come with a warning - that you will become extrtemely antisocial until you have finished it! i couldn't put it down and turned down all invitations to go out until i had finished devouring it! it is extremely intelligently written and each page draws you further and further into the dark world inside. it is both thrilling and terrifying, bill hussey has a fabulous skill of describing the landscape in such detail you feel like you are actually there. this book is written on so many different levels that as soon as i finished the book i felt like i wanted to read it again, more indepthly, to get another perspective and try and find any clues i had missed in my greed to finish it. a truly stunning debt novel, can't wait for the next one. bill hussey is definately a name to watch out for, i think his star will shine both in print and at the movies!