The opening chapters are immediately compelling due mostly to the likability of the main character Cassie. She seems an intelligent, rebellious, competent person who nevertheless has a significant vulnerability and uncertainty about herself, not to mention unresolved family trauma.
The story promises to be a thrilling mystery with a hint of the supernatural. I am already desperate to know what has happened to Geraldine Edwards but more than anything I want to follow the personal development of Cassie and hope that she begins to believe in herself and fulfills her potential.
The writing style is clear and colloquial which encourages the reader to fly through the chapters. I think this might be a book that I would struggle to put down until the very end!