I had to coax myself to stick with it in the beginning. I had read 'A Cure for Death by Lightning' this year, which is by the same author, so I figured this would be a good one too. It was tough to follow in places, but the story was rather pretty. The past and present story lines blurred into each other and made the novel kind of interesting. Not my favourite, but not the worst one.... I'll save that for a post closer to the end of the year. This is also the 98th book I've read this year. I've got two more to go before 2010 is up - I'm feeling pretty confident about reaching that goal!