This book fell very flat to me. It started off strong and then continued its' slide downward. I expected much more from it than it really delivered. I expected a creepy, paranormal type of book with how the jacket described the book, or minimally a darker family past, and it was much more about family secrets than anything else. I must say, on a positive note, that I did like the writing by this author and would give another book of hers a chance.