It has witch-y elements and secrets and atmosphere, and all that sort of stuff. Cool, huh?
And there is a lot to talk about here - buckle up guys!
Jack's already dealing with the thing and the other thing and you're going to stick THIS on his plate as well?!
The writing is serviceable and draws you on... and by the end, you SO want to know what happens that you WILL finish this book!
I liked the atmosphere and all the intricacies, and the fact that nothing here is quite what it seems to be.
I also liked the references to Arthur Miller's The Crucible (UK - US) (note to self: want to read or find on audiobook,) and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (UK - US) (which I listened to on audiobook in the LA Theater Works version (UK - US,) and loved.)
There's also some swearing and violence.
I didn't find the denouement (me and all my posh and fancy words ;P) to be all that convincing, given what happened before.
I can't really go into too much detail about that, given the spoilerific possibilities, but I just wasn't quite sold on the resolution here.
I hated Jack's mother - she was just so holier-than-thou but she didn't seem to give two sh**s about Jack.
Jack himself I have mixed feelings on - again, can't go into too much details due to spoilers, but one of his flashback scenes changed the way I looked at the character and how he treats women.
While the writing was largely fine, I occasionally got the feeling that the writer was mentally high-fiving herself for being so smart. Not often, true, but it annoyed me.
Still, the amount of thought-provoking moments and happenings make this well worth the read.
And if you like books with lots of intensity, lots of stuff going on, and a deep level of atmosphere, then this is one for you.