At first I found the language a bit clichė, and a familiar story line of woman discovers dark family past, but it quickly had me gripped. Written from the view point of three generations of women. Each one leaves you wanting to know what happens next before picking up the stories of the others. There is romance and intrigue. An intricately woven plot with a clever and satisfying conclusion. I would have liked a bit more detail about the house included, but maybe that just my nesty nature. Enjoyed it very much.