Read my full review: http://bit.ly/19gJAKLMy opinion: I loved this book. This is my first book by this author and it certainly won't be the last.The character development in this book was superb with characters drawn so vividly that I felt like I could reach out and touch them. What I love about the characters the most is that when you think you have them pinned down, Ms. Kalogridis throws in twists to change their characters. It left me on the seat of my chair. I would say that this applies to plot twists as well. I thought the book would be going one way and the author would change it. It would be done slowly and methodically though so it really came off well. I am not well versed in the Spanish Inquisition and few Historical Fiction novels are set during this period of time. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about incidents during it.